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SIM: Annual Lecture with Jeffrey Gordon, MD
April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
“Microbiota-directed complementary foods for treating childhood undernutrition”
Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor
Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Professor, Developmental Biology
Professor, Molecular Microbiology
Jeffrey Gordon received his A.B. from Oberlin College and his M.D. from the University of Chicago. He completed his clinical training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Washington University and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Biochemistry at NIH’s National Cancer Institute. In 1981, he joined the faculty at Washington University, where he has spent his entire career, first as a member of the Departments of Medicine and Biological Chemistry, then as Head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology (1991-2003), and now as Founding Director of the University’s interdepartmental Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology.
Gordon is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.
The work of his lab has been recognized by a number of awards including the Dickson Prize in Medicine (2014), the Keio Medical Science Prize (2015), the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (2017), the Copley Medal from the Royal Society (2018), the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biology and Biomedicine (2019), the George M. Kober Medal from the Association of American Physicians (2021) and the Balzan Prize (2021).
He has had the privilege and pleasure of having 142 Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows train in his lab. His trainees have played key roles in shaping this field, with a number becoming leaders in microbiome science.