People

iMicro Fellow (T32)
Ph.D. Genome Sciences
Unfair advantage: Is living in the cloud, gets free trips to Israel
Interests: Linking bacterial genes to phenotypes
Lab Manager, 2017
B.A. Microbiology
Unfair advantage: makes the best lab signs, infinite patience
Interests: training and assisting the next generation of microbiologists
Administrative Assistant, 2017
Unfair advantage: organization skills, lives near Noah’s Bagels
Interests: nurturing a collaborative and efficient research environment
PSPG Graduate Student, 2018
B.S. Pharmacy, A*STAR Fellow
Unfair advantage: actually trained in pharmacology
Interests: impact of the gut microbiome on drug pharmacokinetics
Director, UCSF Gnotobiotic Core, 2014
Ph.D. Molecular Cell Biology, B.Sc. Biology
Unfair advantage: can coordinate dozens of projects at once
Interests: accelerating and improving gnotobiotics
NSERC fellow, 2015
Ph.D. in Microbiome research
Unfair advantage: is one with the matrix, excessive taurine intake
Interests: drug transporters, comparative genomics, clinical studies, and many more
CIHR Postdoctoral fellow, 2016
Ph.D. in Biology, Certificate in Bioinformatics
Unfair advantage: makes the best illustrations
Interests: bacteriophage biology and technological applications
BMS Graduate Student, 2017
B.A. Biology, NSF Graduate Fellow
Unfair advantage: colorimetric assays
Interests: bacterial metabolism of food and drug additives
Postdoctoral fellow, 2017
Ph.D. in Immunology, B.A. in Biology
Unfair advantage: science hiakus, knows all the interleukins
Interests: control of immune function by bacterial metabolites
Tetrad Graduate student, 2016
B.A. in Biology
Unfair advantage: isn’t afraid of radioactivity
Interests: CRISPR-Cas systems and developing genetics for intractable gut bacteria
Assistant Professor, 2014
Ph.D. in Genomics, B.A. in Biochemistry, Minor in Film Studies
Unfair advantage: was in the room where it happened
Interests: predicting and controlling the metabolism of complex microbial communities
CIHR fellow, 2014
Ph.D. Biochemistry, B.Sc. Microbiology
Unfair advantage: bacterial genetics, can culture anything
Interests: metabolism of cancer drugs by human gut bacteria
Biomedical Sciences Graduate student, 2015
B.A. in Biology
Unfair advantage: access to novel synthetic compounds
Interests: effects of very low-carbohydrate diets on the gut microbiome
Rheumatologist/CTSI Scholar, 2015
M.D./Ph.D. in Computational Biology
Unfair advantage: is an actual medical doctor
Interests: harnessing the microbiome to improve the treatment of rheumatic disease
BMS MD/PhD student, 2017
B.A. in Biology
Unfair advantage: knows how to isolate weird bacteria
Interests: impact of gut bacteria on neurodegenerative disease
Tetrad Graduate student, 2017
B.A. in Biology
Unfair advantage: can actually get statins to dissolve in solution
Interests: antimicrobial effects of statins