CHILD HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER
The Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture
Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D.
Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor of Pathology, Immunology, Developmental Biology, and Molecular Microbiology, Washington University in St. Louis
“Development of microbiota-directed complementary foods for treatment of childhood under-nutrition”
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Claude Moore Medical Education Auditorium Rm. 3110
Jeffrey Gordon, MD 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. His lab’s work on the human microbiome research has altered our understanding of the microbial origins of health and disease. His group is focused on addressing the global health challenges of obesity and childhood under-nutrition through new understanding of interactions between diets and the microbiome and new ways of promoting healthy postnatal development of the gut microbial community.
He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Medicine and American Philosophical Society, and the recipient of a number of international awards, most recently the Copley Medal from the Royal Society and the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biology and Bio-medicine. He has been the research mentor to 136 PhD and MD/PhD students and
Post-doctoral fellows since he established his lab at Washington University.