Dr. Jeffrey Gordon
Washington University in St. Louis
Dr. Jeffrey Gordon is the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor and director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Members of his lab have used gnotobiotic animal models to study the assembly, dynamic operations, functional properties, and biological effects of human gut microbial communities. They have combined these models with human studies involving twins as well as members of birth cohorts living in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. His group is focused on addressing the global health challenges of obesity and childhood undernutrition. Dr. Gordon earned an A.B. degree from Oberlin College and an M.D. degree from the University of Chicago.