Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello

Rutgers University

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello received her Ph.D. from University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and is currently the Henry Rutgers Professor of Microbiome and Health at Rutgers University, and the Director of the New Jersey Institute for Food Nutrition and Health. She is fellow at the American Academy of Microbiology, and at IDSA, belongs to the editorial board of several scientific journals. Her current lab focus uses multidisciplinary approaches to study impacts of modern practices on the microbiome and strategies for restoration.

She works on gradients of urbanization in South America, through global synergistic collaborations with scientists in Chile, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Tanzania, Spain, Belgium, Hong Kong and the US. She has over 140 publications on microbial ecology, and her current interest is on gradients of urbanization and the role of microbiota impacts on modern chronic diseases. She is leading the global initiative of the Microbiota Vault, to preserve the diversity of the microbes relevant to human health.