Lawrence David, Ph.D.
Dr. Lawrence David is an assistant professor in Duke University’s Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Associate 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 has been named a Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovator, a Beckman Young Investigator, a Searle Scholar and Alfred Sloan Fellow, and one of ScienceNews’ 10 Scientists to Watch. Prior to Duke, Lawrence was a Junior Fellow at Harvard University's Society of Fellows. He received his Ph.D. in Computational & Systems Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010 and completed undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University.