Jack Gilbert

Professor of Surgery
University of Chicago

Jack is the group leader for Microbial Ecology in the Biosciences Division of Argonne National Laboratory, whose on going research is focused on exploring how microbial communities assemble themselves in natural and man-made environments. Jack develop predictive models that help capture our understanding of ecosystem function mediated by microorganisms. Jack co-founded the crowdsourced American Gut project with Dr. Rob Knight, and manages the Earth and Hospital Microbiome Projects. Before coming to America to reinvent scientific collaboration, Jack studied butterflies, lake bacteria, antifreeze proteins in the Antarctic, biochemistry in Canada, and the seasonal pulse of marine bacteria in the ocean. He is an innovator in microbiome research, with a a true understanding of the power of collaboration and communal thought. Dr.Gilbert was named to Popular Science's "Brilliant 10 Scientists Changing the World" and Business Insider's "50 Most Influential Scientists"

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