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Rob Knight

Microbial Ecologist; Author of "Follow Your Gut"

Microbial Ecologist; Author of "Follow Your Gut"

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Rob Knight Biography

Rob Knight is the founding Director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation and Professor of Pediatrics, Bioengineering, and Computer Science & Engineering at UC San Diego. He is the author of "Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes" (Simon & Schuster, 2015), and coauthor of "Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child's Developing Immune System (St. Martin's Press, 2017). He co-founded the Earth Microbiome Project, and the American Gut Project, which is among the largest crowdfunded science projects of any kind to date. He has spoken at TED and Davos, written three books and over 600 scientific articles, and in 2017 he won the Massry Prize, often considered a predictor of the Nobel. His work has linked microbes to a range of health conditions including obesity and inflammatory bowel disease, has enhanced our understanding of microbes in environments ranging from the oceans to the tundra, and made high-throughput sequencing techniques accessible to thousands of researchers around the world.

Rob Knight Videos

  • Connecting our dynamic gut microbiomes to the brain
    With the Brain and the Microbiome national initiatives well underway, the time is ripe to explore the important intersection between them.
  • Rob Knight – Breaking the Wall to Our Microbial Self
    For the better part of the 20th century, we could be rather sure that being human meant that our bodies are made up of our own human cells,...
  • Rob Knight - The Microbiome Project
    Rob Knight studies the diversity of microbial communities. Rob has found that the large population of microbes in humans differs based on which part...

Rob Knight Books

  • Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes (TED Books)
    Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes (TED Books)

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