Washington Research Foundation Distinguished Investigator and Assistant Professor, Institute for Systems Biology; Data Science Fellow
Sean Gibbons is an assistant professor at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB). He received his Ph.D. in biophysical sciences from the University of Chicago in 2015, dual-advised by Jack Gilbert and Maureen Coleman. His graduate work focused on using microbial communities as empirical models for testing ecological theory.
Gibbons completed his postdoctoral training in Eric Alm’s laboratory in the Department of Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2015 to 2018. His postdoctoral work focused on developing techniques to quantify individual-specific eco-evolutionary dynamics within the human gut microbiome.
His lab at ISB explores the interactions between microbial ecology, evolution and ecosystem function in the mammalian gut, applying these insights to develop personalized interventions for improving human health and well-being.