Karen Guillemin, Department of Biology

Karen Guillemin

Karen Guillemin

Academic Areas:
Microbiology, Microbiome Science, Cell and Developmental Biology, Host-Microbe Systems

Karen Guillemin is an academic expert in microbiology, cell and developmental biology and host-microbe systems. At the University of Oregon, she is a professor of biology in the Institute of Molecular Biology. She is founding director of the Microbial Ecology and Theory of Animals (META) Center for Systems Biology, an NIH-funded National Center for Systems Biology. The center is devoted to studying how host-microbe systems assemble, function and evolve. Karen pioneered the use of zebrafish to study host-microbe interactions, including the influence of the gut microbiome on development, metabolism, and immunity.

Contact: kguillem@uoregon.edu | 541-346-5360


Recent Media:
Everything Worth Knowing About ... Microbiomes (Discover Magazine, June 1, 2016)
Exploring the microbiome (eew) (Jefferson Public Radio, March 28, 2016)
You are your microbes - Jessica Green and Karen Guillemin (TED-Ed, Jan. 7, 2013)