Assistant Professor
Molecular Virology & Microbiology
Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Assistant Professor
Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Quantitative and Computational Biosciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Developmental Biology
Baylor College of Medicine


PhD from Washington University in St. Louis
Molecular Microbiology and Genomics, Laboratory of Jeffrey Gordon
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital
Genetics, Metabolism and Small RNA Biology, Laboratory of Gary Ruvkun

Professional Interests

  • Microbiome programming of host physiology and development
  • Systems biology of host-microbe interactions
  • Host genetic landscapes that determine microbiome form and function
  • High-throughput gnotobiotics in functional phenotyping of human microbiomes

Selected Publications


Genomic analyses of the natural microbiome of Caenorhabditis elegans
Grant funding from Joint Genome Institute / Department of Energy
Support for full genome sequencing of 92 bacterial isolates of C. elegans natural microbiome.
Junior Faculty Seed Grant
Grant funding from Baylor College of Medicine
Development of a model system to dissect the molecular mechanisms of microbiome impact on infant growth trajectories.