Microbe Miner: A Profile of Rob Knight
Microbe Miner: A Profile of Rob Knight
Developing computational tools to analyze the reams of microbial sequencing data his lab generates, the UC San Diego microbiologist is a pioneer of microbiome research.
Microbe Miner: A Profile of Rob Knight
Microbe Miner: A Profile of Rob Knight

Developing computational tools to analyze the reams of microbial sequencing data his lab generates, the UC San Diego microbiologist is a pioneer of microbiome research.

Developing computational tools to analyze the reams of microbial sequencing data his lab generates, the UC San Diego microbiologist is a pioneer of microbiome research.

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Knight on the Microbiome
Knight on the Microbiome
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2019
See the University of California, San Diego’s Rob Knight give a TED Talk on the emerging importance of our microbial hitchhikers.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Mouse Diets Affect How Gut Bacteria Interact with T Cells
Mouse Diets Affect How Gut Bacteria Interact with T Cells
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2019
An experiment delves into how the microbiome shapes immunity.
Do Commensal Microbes Stoke the Fire of Autoimmunity?
Do Commensal Microbes Stoke the Fire of Autoimmunity?
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2019
Molecules produced by resident bacteria and their hosts may signal immune cells to attack the body’s own tissues.
Infographic: Commensal Mimicry in Autoimmune Disease
Infographic: Commensal Mimicry in Autoimmune Disease
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2019
Antigens originating from the microbiome may trigger an autoimmune response.
In a Warming Climate, Seaweed’s Microbiome May Mediate Disease
In a Warming Climate, Seaweed’s Microbiome May Mediate Disease
Carolyn Wilke | Jun 1, 2019
Kelp in warm, acidified waters develop blistered fronds—and the composition of microbial communities could help explain why, a study suggests.
Three Studies Track People’s Microbiomes Through Health and Disease
Three Studies Track People’s Microbiomes Through Health and Disease
Emma Yasinski | May 29, 2019
The second phase of the Human Microbiome Project reports on microbial composition in prediabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and pregnancy.
FBI Investigates uBiome for Financial Misconduct
FBI Investigates uBiome for Financial Misconduct
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 29, 2019
Federal agents searched the offices of the personal microbiome testing company in San Francisco on April 26 following allegations of improperly billing health insurers.
Microbes May Take Some of the Blame for the Reproducibility Crisis
Microbes May Take Some of the Blame for the Reproducibility Crisis
Emma Yasinski | Apr 5, 2019
Scientists find varied microbiota among the same strain of mice from four vendors—and that variability affects their susceptibility to infection.