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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 the human gut microbiome processes food into compounds that influence health and inflammation.

Before coming to Duke I researched community ecology, invasion ecology, disease 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