Jeffrey Gordon, MD

Health and Human Development

Dr. Jeffrey Gordon, the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor and Director of Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology, is involved in groundbreaking work into understanding the gut microbiome. The work is helping malnourished children in several developing countries, specifically South Africa and Malawi.

Gordon pioneered the field of research into the human microbiome. His work has linked gut microbes to good health and disease, which has helped scientists better understand how the human body’s different parts are interconnected.

He won the Keio Medical Science Prize in 2015 for outstanding and creative contributions to medicine or the life sciences, for the benefit of humankind.

Location

Malawi

South Africa

Goals & Impact

Pioneer understanding on how the human body’s different parts are interconnected.

 

 

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