Synthesis by Jeffrey Bland


Latest Issue: Episode 3 - June 2016

In this podcast Dr. Bland interviews Dr. Rob Knight, world-renowned expert on the human microbiome. Based at the University of California at San Diego, Dr. Knight is a faculty member of the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, and he is also affiliated with the Department of Computer Sciences and Engineering. Dr. Knight has been breaking new ground in cross-disciplinary research by partnering with collaborators from a range of fields both nationally and globally. He is a co-founder of American Gut, a crowd-sourced project that relies on citizen scientists and open access tools to compile a database of information about the diversity of gut microbial communities among the American public.

You can learn more about Dr. Rob Knight and his laboratory here.

To view Dr. Knight’s popular TED Talk, click here.

Dr. Knight’s book, Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes, is available from Amazon.

For more information about American Gut, visit the project’s website.


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Dr. Rob Knight will be a featured speaker at the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute’s Fourth Annual Thought Leaders Consortium in October 2016. Early-bird registration pricing is available through June 30, 2016. To view the full program and registration details, visit

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