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Barbara Methé, PhD

Professor and Co-Director, University of Pittsburgh Center for Medicine and the Microbiome

Dr. Barbara Methé is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and a Director of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Medicine and the Microbiome (CMM). She has extensive experience in microbial ecology, computational biology and the application of ‘omics technologies to microbiome studies. Prior to her work at the University of Pittsburgh CMM she held appointments at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) both non-profit research organizations that have pioneered the genomics field. She has led studies of microbial communities in diverse environments including the terrestrial subsurface and the deep subseafloor and was a leader of the NIH supported Human Microbiome Project (HMP). Among current projects, she is studying the role of the mycobiome in gut and lung epithelial barrier integrity in HIV-associated lung disease. She is also leading a personalized medicine and genomics initiative (University of Pittsburgh and UPMC-Immune Transplant and Therapy Center MedBio Project) which seeks to generate and integrate microbiome and human genome data with medical electronic health records from individuals representing multiple health and disease phenotypes.


All Sessions by Barbara Methé, PhD

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Grand Station Ballroom

Spotlight 2

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Breakout Room

Breakout Session 2: The World Within Us