AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research & Education

The AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education is your virtual “home” for AGA activities, research, news and policy updates related to the gut microbiome, one of the most exciting and promising areas of science today.

Major Programs

Our quarterly e-newsletter features articles on hot topics in gut microbiome research and practice and highlights the latest microbiome education, publications and resources.


What we know about COVID-19 and the gut microbiome, coronavirus 101 for gastroenterologists and more.


The future of prebiotics, DDW microbiome programming and more.


What’s new with the liver and the microbiome, CME opportunity and more.


Reality check on microbiome science, diet vs. prebiotics education, and more in this issue of AGA Microbiome Update.


Highlights from the 2019 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit, spotlight on Dr. Rohit Loomba’s microbiome research, and more in this issue of AGA Microbiome Update.

Industry Partners

For industry working in the microbiome space, the center can work with you to evaluate your product and help bring it to market.

Geoffrey Preidis, MD, PhD, speaks to CNN about AGA’s new clinical practice guidelines on probiotics for the management of GI diseases.
Alexander Khoruts, MD, provides perspective on AGA’s new clinical practice guidelines on probiotics.
Rob Knight, PhD, provides a new understanding of the way microbial populations shift with cancer could open a completely new therapeutic avenue.

Scientific Advisory Board

The mission of the AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education is to advance research and education on the gut microbiome with the goal of improving human health. To provide guidance on gut microbiome-related issues, AGA has convened a scientific advisory board comprised of world leaders in computational biology and metagenomics, microbiome animal models, microbiology translational research, nutrition, and pertinent regulatory and policy issues. 

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Eugene B. Chang, MD, AGAF, (Chair), The University of Chicago, Illinois

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Jasmohan Bajaj, MD, AGAF, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond

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Premysl Bercik, MD, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

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Robert A. Britton, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

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Suzanne Devkota, PhD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

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Diane E. Hoffmann, JD, MS, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore

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Elizabeth L. Hohmann, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

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Purna Kashyap, MBBS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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Alexander Khoruts, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

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Rob Knight, PhD, University of California, San Diego

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Geoffrey Preidis, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Headshot of Proctor Lita

Lita Proctor, PhD, NIH/NHGRI, Rockville, Maryland

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Marcel R. M. van den Brink, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Headshot of Zhao Liping

Liping Zhao, PhD, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Gary D. Wu, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Tor Savidge, PhD, (AGA Council Microbiome Section Liaison) Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

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Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, DSc, AGAF (AGA Governing Board Liaison) Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri