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Justin Sonnenburg,

Justin Sonnenburg, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award and Pioneer Award. Justin and his wife Erica Sonnenburg Ph.D are the authors of the book The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-Term Health. Their laboratory at Stanford, which has published their findings in top journals including Nature, Science, and Cell, develops and employs diverse technologies to understand basic principles that govern interactions within the intestinal microbiota and between the microbiota and the host. An ongoing objective of the research program is to devise and implement innovative strategies to prevent and treat disease in humans via the gut microbiota.