I am a PhD candidate at Duke University in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology.  My research in Dr. Lawrence David’s lab investigates how human diet influences gut microbiota community structure and metabolic function, and in turn how this influences host health. I am interested in finding ways to leverage diet to mitigate inflammation.

Before coming to Duke I researched community ecology, invasion ecology, and ecosystem engineering in Dr. Jeb Byers’ lab at the University of Georgia, and the microbiomes of ticks at the CDC.

Get in touch by emailing zachary.holmes@duke.edu