Special Seminar - Jack Gilbert

04/03/2018 - 1:00pm
Eckart Lecture Hall room 227
Event Description: 

“From the Western English Channel to Multi-Omics Models of the World’s Ecosystems”

Jack Gilbert, PhD

Faculty Director, The Microbiome Center

Professor, Department of Surgery, The University of Chicago

Senior Scientist (Adjunct), the Marine Biological Laboratory

Group Leader in Microbial Ecology, Argonne National Laboratory


Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018


In the Eckart Lecture Hall

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego


Jack Gilbert is the Faculty Director of the Microbiome Center, a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine, Senior Scientist (Adjunct) at Marine Biological Laboratory, and Group Leader in Microbial Ecology at Argonne National Laboratory. Gilbert's research is focused on the ecology, evolution, and metabolic dynamics of microbial ecosystems from myriad environments including built environments, oceans, rivers, soils, air, plants, animals, and humans. His primary interest is in using omics technologies (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metabolomics) to capture longitudinal dynamics in microbial ecosystems and then model how these interactions relate the environmental variables, be those variables disease onset and immunology in humans or chemical transformations in plants and soils. Gilbert is developing unifying principles which govern how microbial communities assemble. He founded the Earth Microbiome Project, and co-founded the American Gut Project, and is the editor-in-chief of the journal, mSystems.

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