Manager of the Earth Microbiome Project, Group Leader for Microbial Ecology at Argonne National Laboratory & Associate Professor in the Departments of Ecology and Surgery at the University of Chicago
Jack Gilbert, Ph.D.
Jack Gilbert is the group leader for Microbial Ecology in the Biosciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory, whose ongoing research is focused on exploring how microbial communities assemble themselves in natural and man-made environments. Jack develops predictive models that help capture our understanding of ecosystem function mediated by microorganisms, as well as manages the Earth Microbiome Project, which is an ongoing effort to characterize the microbial diversity of our planet and the Hospital Microbiome Project, which is examining how adding patients and staff into a hospital building effects the development of microbial communities and important pathogens.
Jack is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution and Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago, and the Associate Director of the Institute for Genomic and Systems Biology. Finally, he has a joint appointment at the Marine Biological laboratory in Woods Hole.
He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of mSystems™, an open-access journal by the American Society for Microbiology.Twitter Website Scholarly Articles Email