Jack Gilbert

Professor, UCSD School of Medicine and Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Professor Jack A. Gilbert earned his PhD from Unilever and Nottingham University, UK (2002) and received his postdoctoral training at Queens University, Canada.

From 2005 to 2010, Jack was a senior scientist at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK; and from 2010 to 2018, he was a professor of Surgery and director of The Microbiome Center at the University of Chicago. In 2019, he moved to the University of California San Diego, where he is a professor in Pediatrics and at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Jack uses molecular analysis to test fundamental hypotheses in microbial ecology. He co-founded the Earth Microbiome Project and the American Gut Project. He has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on microbial ecology. He is the founding editor-in-Chief of mSystems journal. In 2014, he was recognized on Crain's Business Chicago's 40 Under 40 list, and in 2015 he was listed as one of the 50 most influential scientists by Business Insider and in the Brilliant Ten by Popular Scientist. In 2016, he won the Altemeier Prize from the Surgical Infection Society and the WH Pierce Prize from the Society for Applied Microbiology for research excellence. He also co-authored Dirt is Good (2017), a popular science guide to the microbiome and children's health. He founded BiomeSense Inc. in 2018 to produce automated microbiome sensors, and is chief scientific advisor for 4Inno.

Share this: Share on Facebook Tweet about this on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Email this to someone

News for: Jack Gilbert

Speaker at FiRe 2019

News Headlines
Scripps Student Spotlight: Natalie Grayson
Posted on 9 Sep 2021 at 10:36am

Blood-sucking flies may be following chemicals produced by skin bacteria to l...
Posted on 6 Jan 2021 at 4:00pm

News feeds courtesy of:

FiRe 2019 Media

Decoding the Microbiome

Share this video: Share on Facebook Tweet about this on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Email this to someone