Rob Knight, PhD
Co-Investigator — he/him
Dr. Rob Knight is the founding Director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation and Professor of Pediatrics, Bioengineering, and Computer Science & Engineering at UC San Diego. He is co-founder of the Earth Microbiome Project, the American Gut Project, and the company Biota, Inc. His work has linked microbes to a range of health conditions including obesity and inflammatory bowel disease, has enhanced our understanding of microbes in environments ranging from the oceans to the tundra, and made high-throughput sequencing techniques accessible to thousands of researchers around the world. Dr. Knight is also a TED speaker, AAAS, AAM, and AIMBE fellow, and author of over 700 scientific articles.