WH Pierce 2016: Jack Gilbert

Invisible influence: how the indoor microbiome influences health

Professor Jack. A. Gilbert, of the University of Chicago won the prize for his research which focuses on microbial ecology, with a focus on applying next generation sequencing to metagenomics and metatranscriptomics to test the fundamental hypotheses in microbial ecology.

Professor Gilbert is also a PI in many projects, including the Earth Microbiome Project, Home Microbiome Project, Gulf Microbial Modelling Project, Hospital Microbiome Project, and the Chicago River Microbiome Project.