Michael A. Fischbach, PhD

University of California, San Francisco
Cindy Chew6/3/11Dr. Michael Fischbach

Presentation entitled, “Insights from a global view of secondary metabolism: Small molecules from the human microbiota.” Michael Fischbach is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at UCSF and a member of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3). Fischbach is a recipient of the NIH

Rob Knight, PhD

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Colorado at Boulder
Rob Knight

Presentation entitled, “Meta-analyses and cross-cohort studies of the human gut microbiome with application to IBD.” Rob Knight completed a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry in his native New Zealand at the University of Otago in 1996, then completed a PhD on the origin and evolution of the genetic code with Laura

W. Ian Lipkin, MD

Columbia University, Center for Infection & Immunity

Presentation entitled, “Small Game Hunting.” W. Ian Lipkin, MD, the John Snow Professor of Epidemiology and Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Columbia University is internationally recognized for the development of molecular methods for microbial surveillance and discovery. He directs the Center for Infection and Immunity, the World Health Organization

Margaret McFall-Ngai, PhD

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Presentation entitled, “Using animal models to discover the ‘rules’ of epithelial-surface colonization by bacteria.” Dr. Margaret McFall-Ngai is a professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine and Public Health, and member of the Symbiosis Cluster group, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her laboratory studies the role of