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Leadership

The members listed below represent scientists and educators across the Vanderbilt community who are leaders in areas relevant to the mission of the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative. Our goal is to advance and disseminate long-lasting resources, discoveries, curricula, cures, and diagnostics on the microbiome.

College of Arts & Science 

 

Seth Bordenstein, Ph.D., Director of the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative, Centennial Endowed Professor of Biological Sciences, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation

Twitter: @Symbionticism

 

 

Megan Behringer, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

Twitter: @Megbehri

 

 

 

Steve Townsend, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Twitter: @Townsend_Lab

 

 

School of Medicine  

 

Marianna Byndloss, Ph.D., D.V.M., Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology in the Division of Molecular Pathogenesis

Twitter: @Mari_Byndloss

 

 

Jane Ferguson, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular medicine

Twitter: @Janefferguson