- Karen Guillemin, University of Oregon, USA
Karen Guillemin is the Philip H. Knight Chair and Professor of Biology in the Institute of Molecular Biology at the University of Oregon. She is also the founding director of the Microbial Ecology and Theory of Animals (META) Center for Host-Microbe Systems Biology, established in 2012. Guillemin received her bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College and her Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she worked with Dr. Mark Krasnow studying organ development in the model organism of the fruit fly. She continued her postdoctoral training at Stanford in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology with Dr. Stanley Falkow. Since joining the faculty of the University of Oregon, she has pioneered gnotobiotic models, including the zebrafish, to study host-microbe systems in animal development and disease.
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