Leading the Microbiome Revolution: UCSF scientists are at the forefront of a movement to advance our understanding of how the human microbiome impacts health and contributes to disease.


Susan Lynch, PhD

Director, Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine, Professor, Medicine

Sergio Baranzini, PhD

Professor Neurology

Katie Pollard, PhD

Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes, Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Tiffany Scharschmidt, MD

Associate Professor Dermatology

Peter Turnbaugh, PhD

Associate Professor Microbiology and Immunology



Kristin Dolan, PhD

Center Manager

Moriah Sandy, PhD

Metabolomics Specialist



UCSF Microbiome Researchers

Our community of health-focused faculty are at the forefront of microbiome research, tackling some of the most challenging health issues of our time.

Homer Boushey, MD

Professor Medicine

Charles Chiu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Medicine

Najwa El-Nachef, MD

Associate Professor Medicine

Linda Giudice, MD, PhD

Professor Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Andrew Goldberg, MD, MS

Professor Otolaryngology

Laurence Huang, MD

Professor Medicine

Yvonne Kapila, DDS, PhD

Professor Orofacial Sciences

Ronald Krauss, MD

Professor Medicine

Chaz Langelier, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Medicine

Wilson Liao, MD

Professor Dermatology

Renuka Nayak, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Medicine

Steven Pletcher, MD

Professor Otolaryngology

Michael Rosenblum, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Laboratory Medicine

Ma Somsouk, MD, MAS

Professor Medicine

Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD

Professor Neurology