Our Experts

Our experts are world-renowned and respected scientists, researchers, clinicians and thought leaders that have been selected because of their significant contributions to current research and knowledge of the microbiome.


Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe, PhD

University of Guelph

Emma obtained her BSc (Hons) in biochemistry in 1993 from the University of London, and her PhD in molecular microbiology through an industrial partnership with the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, conferred through the Open University in 1999. […]

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Anne Biklé, MLA


Anne Biklé attended the University of California, Santa Cruz earning Bachelors’ degrees in Biology and Natural History. She holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. […]

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Dr. John F. Cryan, PhD

University College Cork

John F. Cryan is Professor & Chair, Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork, Ireland and is also a Principal Investigator at APC Microbiome Ireland Prof. […]

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Dr. Jayne Danska, PhD

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Dr. Danska was raised in New York City, and educated in the United States at Kenyon College, Cornell University and Stanford University. […]

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Dr. Rob DeSalle, PhD

American Museum of Natural History

Rob DeSalle is a Curator in the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, where he leads a group of researchers working on molecular systematics, molecular evolution, population and conservation genetics, and evolutionary genomics […]

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Dr. Leo Dieleman, MD, PhD

University of Alberta

Dr. Dieleman is Professor of Medicine, clinician-scientist and the Director of the IBD group and Director of Clinical Research at the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. […]

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Dr. Brett Finlay, PhD

University of British Columbia

Dr. Brett Finlay is a Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories, and the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia. […]

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Dr. Jane Foster, PhD

McMaster University

Dr. Foster is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. She holds a research appointment as a Scientific Associate with the University Health Network […]

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Dr. Peter Gibson, MD

The Alfred and Monash University

Peter Gibson is Professor and Director of Gastroenterology at The Alfred and Monash University, having previously been Professor of Medicine at Eastern Health and Head of the Eastern Health Clinical School. […]

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Dr. Sarah Hargreaves, PhD

Three Ridges Ecological Farm

Sarah Hargreaves is a soil microbial ecologist specializing in microbial communities in agricultural ecosystems. Her research interests include plant-microbe interactions as they relate to nutrient cycling and soil health. […]

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Dr. Curtis Huttenhower, PhD

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Curtis Huttenhower is an Associate Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and an Associate Member at the Broad Institute. […]

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Dr. Felice Jacka, PhD

Deakin University

Beginning with the seminal study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 2010 (>285 citations), I have been responsible for the development of a highly novel field of investigation establishing lifestyle behaviours, particularly diet, as important contributors to common mental disorders (CMDs) […]

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Sandor Katz


My name is Sandor Ellix Katz, and I am a fermentation revivalist. My interest in fermentation grew out of my overlapping interests in cooking, nutrition and gardening. […]

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Dr. Alan Logan, ND

inFLAME Global Network

Alan C. Logan obtained his doctorate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, graduating as Valedictorian of the Class of 2001. Since then he has been committed to the scientific exploration of biopsychosocial and ecological influences in health. […]

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Dr. Chris Lowry, PhD

University of Colorado Boulder

Christopher A. Lowry, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Center for Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder, […]

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Dr. Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Emeran A Mayer is a Gastroenterologist, Neuroscientist and Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. […]

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Dr. Daniel McDonald, PhD

American Gut Project

Dr. Daniel McDonald is the Scientific Director for the American Gut Project. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Colorado focusing on the development of gut microbiome reference databases […]

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Dr. David R. Montgomery, PhD

University of Washington

David R. Montgomery is a professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Stanford University and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in Geomorphology […]

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Barbara Olendzki, RD, MDH

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Over the last 10 years, I have been collaborating with the clinical gastroenterologists in development of answers to the questions numerous patients ask their doctors: “what do I eat that will help me feel better”? […]

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Dr. Susan Prescott, MD, PhD

University of Western Australia

Susan Prescott is a Professor of Paediatrics in the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at University of Western Australia. She is a Paediatrician and an Immunologist, specialising in Allergy at the Perth Children’s Hospital. […]

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Dr. Gregor Reid, PhD

Lawson Health Research Institute

A BSc Honours graduate from Glasgow University, and PhD from Massey University, he has been a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Surgery at The University of Western Ontario since 1990, […]

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Dr. Mark Silverberg, MD, PhD

Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital

Mark Silverberg, MD, PhD completed his internal medicine and gastroenterology training at the University of Toronto in 1997. He then completed a PhD studying the genetics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in 2002 […]

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Dr. Talia Zenlea, MD

Women’s College Hospital

Dr. Zenlea received her medical degree from the University of Vermont in 2006. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Yale University/Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. […]

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