Sean Gibbons


Institute for Systems Biology, 

Computational Biology

Genetics, Genomics & Evolution

Microbiology, Infection & Immunity

Microbial systems ecology and evolution in the mammalian gut

Faculty Contact Information

Building: 401 Terry Ave. N. Room: 359 Phone: 206-732-1213 https://systemsbiology.org/bio/sean-gibbons/

Lab Information

Location: Institute for Systems Biology Building: 401 Terry Ave. N. Room: 3rd Floor Phone: 206-732-1213 https://gibbons.systemsbiology.org/

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Autumn
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Research Summary

Microbial communities residing in the mammalian gut provide crucial services to their hosts. Loss of key bacterial diversity, changes in community structure, and undesirable evolutionary trajectories can result in persistent disease states. We take an ecological approach to human health, developing wet-lab and computational methods to study the eco-evolutionary forces underlying microbial community stability and function and developing strategies to engineer the gut ecosystem.