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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.

Executive Committee

Susan Lynch, PhD

Director, Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine, Professor, Medicine

Sergio Baranzini, PhD

Professor Neurology

Julie Saba, MD, PhD

Professor Pediatrics

Tiffany Scharschmidt, MD

Associate Professor Dermatology

Peter Turnbaugh, PhD

Associate Professor Microbiology and Immunology

BCMM Ambassador to the Executive Committee

BCMM Ambassadors are trainees that serve as liaisons between BCMM trainees and Executive Committee. View the complete list of their leadership roles.

Joel Babdor, PhD

Postdoc Otolaryngology

Staff

Kristin Dolan, PhD

Center Manager

Connie Ha, PhD

Director, Microbial Genomics Medicine

Sarah Mortley

Project Manager, Collaborative Research Initiatives Medicine

Moriah Sandy

Director, Quantitative Metabolite Analysis Center

Pasang Nuru Sherpa, BS

Lead Research Administrator Medicine

Kyle Spitler

Jr. Specialist, Metabolomics, Microbial Culturing

Preston Tasoff, BA

Jr. Specialist, Microbial Genomics

Jessie Turnbaugh, PhD

Director, Gnotobiotics

UCSF Microbiome Researchers

Our community of health-focused trainees, clinicians, and scientists are at the forefront of microbiome research, tackling some of the most challenging health issues of our time. Are you interested in joining our community? Learn more about our community.

Katrina Abuabara, MD

Assistant Professor Dermatology

Nadav Ahituv, PhD

Professor Bioengineering

Chloe Atreya, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Medicine

Joel Babdor, PhD

Postdoc Otolaryngology

Laura Barnes, MD

Resident Physician Surgery

Jody Baron, MD, PhD

Professor Medicine

Pauline Basso, PhD

Postdoc Microbiology and Immunology

James Bayrer, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Pediatrics

Jordan Bisanz, PhD

Postdoc Microbiology and Immunology

Carla Bueno Silva, PhD

Postdoc Pediatrics

Youn-Jeong Choi, PhD

Postdoc Pediatrics

Jennifer Claytor, MD, MS

Resident Physician Medicine

Deborah Dean, MD, MPH

Professor Pediatrics

Pamela Den Besten, DDS

Professor Orofacial Sciences

Miqdad Dhariwala, PhD

Postdoc Dermatology

Najwa El-Nachef, MD

Associate Professor Medicine

Gabriela Fragiadakis, PhD

Assistant Professor Medicine

Andrei Goga, MD, PhD

Professor Cell and Tissue Biology

Yarden Golan Maor, PhD

Postdoc Bioengineering

Hani Goodarzi, PhD

Assistant Professor Biochemistry and Biophysics

Joanna Halkias, MD

Assistant Professor Pediatrics

Hobart Harris, MD

Professor Surgery

Edward Hsiao, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Medicine

Kyle Jones, DDS, PhD

Assistant Professor Orofacial Sciences

Yvonne Kapila, DDS, PhD

Professor Orofacial Sciences

Michael Kattah, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Medicine

Mandana Khalili, MD

Professor Medicine

Andrew Ko, MD

Professor Medicine

Max Krummel, PhD

Professor Pathology

Chien-Der Lee, PhD

Postdoc Microbiology and Immunology

Cherry Leung, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor Community Health Systems

Abigail Lind, PhD

Postdoc Gladstone Institute

Ying Lu, PhD

Clinical Research Coordinator Pediatrics

Averil Ma, MD

Professor Medicine

Uma Mahadevan, MD

Professor Medicine

Christine Mcdonald, ScD, MS

Assistant Professor Pediatrics

Haley Naik, MD

Assistant Professor Dermatology

Renuka Nayak, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Medicine

Suzanne Noble, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Microbiology and Immunology

Andrea Park, MD

Assistant Professor Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Sorbarikor Piawah, MD

Assistant Professor Medicine

Merisa Piper, MD

Assistant Professor Surgery

Katie Pollard, PhD

Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes, Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Jean Publicover, PhD

Assistant Professor Medicine

Ryan Rampersaud, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow Psychiatry

Roberto Ricardo Gonzalez, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Dermatology

Lauren Roland, MD

Assistant Professor Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Julie Saba, MD, PhD

Professor Pediatrics

Rada Savic, PhD

Associate Professor Bioengineering

Paola Soto Perez

Graduate Student Microbiology & Immunology

Matthew Spitzer, PhD

Assistant Professor Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Jonathan Terdiman, MD

Professor Medicine

Dara Torgerson, PhD

Associate Professor Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Vaibhav Upadhyay, MD, PhD

Postdoc Medicine

Martin Valdearcos Contreras, PhD

Assistant Professor Diabetes Center

Sofia Verstraete, MD

Assistant Professor Pediatrics

Alessandro Villa, DDS, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor

Evan Walker, MD

Clinical Fellow Medicine

Bryan Winn, MD

Associate Professor Ophthalmology

Janet Wojcicki, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor Pediatrics

Karin Wu, MD

Clinical Fellow Medicine

Xiaoyuan Zhou, PhD

Postdoc Neurology

Matt Zinter, MD

Assistant Professor Pediatrics