Peter J. Turnbaugh, Ph.D.

2004-2009 Center for Genome Sciences Washington University, Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO 
 2010-2014 Center for Systems Biology Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States 
 2014- Microbiology & Immunology University of California at San Francisco and Gladstone Institutes 
Microbiology Biology, Ecology Biology, Genetics
"Peter Turnbaugh"

Peter J. Turnbaugh, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, the G.W. Hooper Research Foundation, and the Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also a CZ Biohub Investigator. For nearly two decades, his research has focused on the metabolic activities performed by the trillions of microbes that colonize our adult bodies. Dr. Turnbaugh and his research group use interdisciplinary approaches in preclinical models and human cohorts to study the mechanisms through which the gut microbiome influences nutrition and pharmacology. He received a B.A. in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology from Whitman College and a Ph.D. in Microbial Genetics and Genomics from Washington University in Saint Louis. From 2010-2014 he was a Bauer Fellow in the FAS Center for Systems Biology at Harvard University, where he established an independent research group prior to starting his faculty position at the University of California, San Francisco. Notable honors include the Kipnis Award in Biomedical Sciences, the Needleman Pharmacology Prize, the Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award, the Searle Scholars Award, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Disease Award.
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Jeffrey Gordon grad student 2004-2009 Washington University
 (Metagenomic studies of the obese and lean gut microbiome.)
Andrew W. Murray post-doc 2010-2014 Harvard College (Cell Biology Tree)


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Rachel N. Carmody post-doc Harvard (Neurotree)
Lawrence David post-doc 2010-2013 Harvard (BME Tree)
Corinne Maurice post-doc 2011-2014 McGill
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Lam KN, Spanogiannopoulos P, Soto-Perez P, et al. (2021) Phage-delivered CRISPR-Cas9 for strain-specific depletion and genomic deletions in the gut microbiome. Cell Reports. 37: 109930
Ang QY, Alba DL, Upadhyay V, et al. (2021) The East Asian gut microbiome is distinct from colocalized white subjects and connected to metabolic health. Elife. 10
von Schwartzenberg RJ, Bisanz JE, Lyalina S, et al. (2021) Caloric restriction disrupts the microbiota and colonization resistance. Nature
Nayak RR, Alexander M, Deshpande I, et al. (2021) Methotrexate impacts conserved pathways in diverse human gut bacteria leading to decreased host immune activation. Cell Host & Microbe
Artacho A, Isaac S, Nayak R, et al. (2020) The Pre-treatment Gut Microbiome is Associated with Lack of Response to Methotrexate in New Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.)
Man K, Bowman C, Braverman KN, et al. (2020) A thermogenic fat-epithelium cell axis regulates intestinal disease tolerance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Pröbstel AK, Zhou X, Baumann R, et al. (2020) Gut microbiota-specific IgA B cells traffic to the CNS in active multiple sclerosis. Science Immunology. 5
Alexander M, Turnbaugh PJ. (2020) Stressed-out gut bacteria are pterin up gut inflammation. Nature Microbiology. 5: 1316-1318
Stubbs BJ, Koutnik AP, Goldberg EL, et al. (2020) Investigating Ketone Bodies as Immunometabolic Countermeasures against Respiratory Viral Infections. Med (New York, N.Y.)
Alexander M, Turnbaugh PJ. (2020) Deconstructing Mechanisms of Diet-Microbiome-Immune Interactions. Immunity. 53: 264-276
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