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MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Lawrence David

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus
BPB 130

Dr. Lawrence David

Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Duke University

Host: Kat Milligan-McClellan

"Nutrient limitation and the gut microbiome"

Summary: How does diet shape gut microbial ecology across mammals?

Bio: Dr. Lawrence David is an associate professor in Duke University’s Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Interim Director of the Duke Microbiome Center. The David Lab studies relationships between diet, the gut microbiome and human health. The lab is also interested in engineering new tools at the interface of nutrition and microbiology, including building genomic approaches for tracking food intake and microfluidic techniques for high-throughput assay of microbial metabolism. Lawrence was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, and he received a Ph.D. in Computational & Systems Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University. Lawrence has been named one of the 10 Scientists under 40 years old to watch by ScienceNews and his work has been recognized with innovator and investigator awards from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the Searle Scholars Program, and the Arnold & Mabel Beckman, Hartwell, Alfred P. Sloan, and Damon Runyon Foundations.

To learn more about Dr. David and his work, view his publication and visit his website at

Join us at 3:15 in the BPB lobby for refreshments, Seminar begins at 3:30

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Molecular and Cell Biology (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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