Zack Holmes is a Bioinformatics Scientist and a freelance Bioinformatics Consultant. He completed a PhD at Duke University in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. Zack’s PhD thesis research in Dr. Lawrence David’s lab investigated how human diet influences gut microbiota community structure and metabolic function, and in turn how this influences host health.
Before his PhD, Zack researched community ecology, invasion ecology, and ecosystem engineering in intertidal communities under the mentorship of Dr. Jeb Byers at the University of Georgia. Zack also served as an ORISE Fellow at the CDC for two years, researching the commensal microbiota of ticks.