• Suzanne Devkota , Cedars Sinai, USA
Suzanne Devkota

Dr. Devkota is an Associate Professor, and Director of the Cedars-Sinai Human Microbiome Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Associate Professor of Medicine at UCLA, as well as an adjunct investigator at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School. She has been studying the effect of diet on the gut microbiome and inflammatory diseases for the past 15 years, investigating dietary drivers of gut microbiome structure and function in inflammatory bowel diseases and metabolic diseases. More recently her lab has developed interest in studying the microbial ecology of gut bacterial translocation in the human body, and the host response. Particular interest lies in the study of commensal microbes that take advantage of impaired host defenses to turn pathogenic, and the impact diet and medications have on this process. She completed her doctoral and post-doctoral training at The University of Chicago and Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard Medical School respectively, and is a former Branco Weiss Fellow of the ETH Zurich.

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