Dr. Jeffrey Gordon is director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Often cited as the "father of the microbiome," Gordon is known internationally for his lab's research on how gut microbial communities affect normal intestinal function, shape various aspects of human physiology, and affect predisposition to diseases.
Dr. Tim Greten is an NIH senior investigator, deputy chief of the NCI Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch, and a lead investigator in numerous clinical trials at the NIH Clinical Center. Greten is an expert in gastrointestinal oncology and tumor immunology with a specific research focus on hepatocellular carcinoma. His lab hopes to better understand how tumors in the liver interact with the immune system.