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Gordon Receives Beering Award

Dr. Gordon's research has revealed a vital relationship between the tens of trillions of microbes that live in the human gut and a person's health status.

Members of Dr. Gordon's lab have focused on addressing the global health challenges of obesity and childhood malnutrition by developing a new understanding of the interactions between dietary ingredients and gut microbes. They also are developing new approaches to promote the healthy assembly of the gut microbial community during the first several years of life, when building such communities appears to be essential to good health.

Dr. Gordon, the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguised University Professor and director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology, recieved the award Sept. 20, from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

"It is a great honor to receive this award, which recognizes the work of an inspiring group of talented PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and staff who have worked in the lab over the years, and the many wonderful collaborators who we have been fortunate enough to interact with during ths period," Dr. Gordon says.

For a full report of this honor recognizing Dr. Gordon's pioneering work, click here.

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