Follow your gut with Rob Knight

On this week’s podcast Greg sits down with Dr. Rob Knight, professor in pediatrics and computer engineering ath the University of California San Diego and co-founder of the American Gut Project and the Earth Microbiome Project to discuss growing up in New Zealand then transferring to graduate school in the states (2:27), transitioning from traditional wet lab science to computational science (4:41), the lag in microbiome research and innovations driving the field (8:19), unique collaborations (16:06), the general public’s knowledge of the gut microbiome (19:15), the difficulty of juggling so many tasks as an academic( 20:41), the earth microbiome project and the american gut project (23:14), and microbiota trends (27:36).

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You can find more information about the American Gut Project and the Earth Microbiome Project at the links below.
American Gut Project:   http://humanfoodproject.com/americangut/
Earth Microbiome Project: http://humanfoodproject.com/americangut/

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