Leah Guthrie is a postdoc in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. Dr. Guthrie completed her graduate training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Department of Systems and Computational Biology where she studied microbiome driven interpersonal variation in drug metabolism using metagenomics, targeted metabolomics and chemoinformatic approaches. While in graduate school, she helped found and participated in a science mentoring program for high school students called eiSci. As a postdoc, Leah combines experimental and computational approaches to study diverse questions relevant to the role of microbes in human health and disease: how gut microbes shape food and drug metabolism, how microbial metabolites shape human biology, and how the microbiome can be manipulated to benefit human health. Leah is an advocate for inclusive diversity and equity in academia. She is especially inspired by the potential discoveries made by a diverse scientific community in regard to the role of gut microbes in improving human nutrition and alleviating metabolic disorders.
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