Gordon elected to American Philosophical Society

Washington University’s Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society. He is the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor and director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at the School of Medicine. 

Gordon is known widely for his pioneering studies demonstrating how the tens of trillions of microbes that live in the gut influence human health. He was among 33 members elected this year to the society, which was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.”

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