Four leading experts in microbiome research have recently been appointed to the scientific advisory board of the AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education.
Robert A. Britton, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Dr. Britton studies the role of microbes in health and diseases, with a focus on identifying microbes with therapeutic properties for a variety of disorders.
Suzanne Devkota, PhD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Dr. Devkota investigates the role of diet in shaping the community of bacteria that live in our intestines (the “gut microbiome”).
Lita M. Proctor, PhD
National Human Genome Research Institute, Rockville, Maryland
Dr. Proctor is responsible for coordination of the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), an eight-year NIH Common Fund initiative to create a toolbox of resources for the emerging field of microbiome research.
Liping Zhao, PhD
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Dr. Zhao studies the interactions between diet and gut microbiota in the onset and progression of chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes.
AGA recognizes the outgoing members of the scientific advisory board who have made valuable contributions to the center’s work over their terms: Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, AGAF, Zain Kassam, MD, MPH, and Ece Mutlu, MD, MBA, AGAF.