Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello received her undergraduate degree in 1983 and her Masters in 1987 (Animal Nutrition) from Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela. She received her Ph.D. in 1990 (Microbiology) from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and completed postdoctoral work at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomic in France. She worked as a full professor for 14 years at the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research, Venezuela, and 11 years at the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan.

In 2012, she joined the New York University School of Medicine as an Associate Professor of Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Microbiology and an Infectious Diseases Society of America fellow; she serves on the editorial boards of several journals. She has published over 100 scientific papers. Her laboratory uses metagenomics, ecology, and anthropology to address broad questions about microbe-host interaction, microbiome development, and impacts and restoration of the microbiome.