Karen Guillemin, Department of Biology

Karen Guillemin

Karen Guillemin, Philip H. Knight Chair

Practice 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:
Biologist Karen Guillemin named as a fellow in the AAAS (Around the O, Nov. 30, 2020)
Tiny bacteria impact our health in big ways (The Washington Post, Sept. 22, 2020)
UO biologist Karen Guillemin named to national academy (Around the O, April 24, 2020)
Beneficial Microbe Hunter (Oregon Quarterly, April 14, 2020)
Local researcher from U of O is at the forefront of cancer research (KVAL News, June 25, 2019)
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)