User:Peter J. Turnbaugh

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Peter J. Turnbaugh
  • Peter J. Turnbaugh
  • Harvard FAS Center for Systems Biology
  • Northwest Lab Building
  • 52 Oxford St. 435.40
  • Cambridge, MA 02138
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I am starting a new research group Turnbaugh at Harvard University.


  • 2009, PhD in Genomics, Washington University in St. Louis
  • 2003, BA in Molecular Biology, Whitman College

Research interests

  1. The human microbiome
  2. Microbial ecology
  3. Metagenomics

Selected Publications

  1. Turnbaugh PJ, Hamady M, Yatsunenko T, Cantarel BL, Duncan A, Ley RE, Sogin ML, Jones WJ, Roe BA, Affourtit JP, Egholm M, Henrissat B, Heath AC, Knight R, and Gordon JI. A core gut microbiome in obese and lean twins. Nature. 2009 Jan 22;457(7228):480-4. DOI:10.1038/nature07540 | PubMed ID:19043404 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Turnbaugh PJ and Gordon JI. An invitation to the marriage of metagenomics and metabolomics. Cell. 2008 Sep 5;134(5):708-13. DOI:10.1016/j.cell.2008.08.025 | PubMed ID:18775300 | HubMed [Paper2]

    A recent review of metagenomics, and its current application to the human microbiome

  3. Ley RE, Hamady M, Lozupone C, Turnbaugh PJ, Ramey RR, Bircher JS, Schlegel ML, Tucker TA, Schrenzel MD, Knight R, and Gordon JI. Evolution of mammals and their gut microbes. Science. 2008 Jun 20;320(5883):1647-51. DOI:10.1126/science.1155725 | PubMed ID:18497261 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Turnbaugh PJ, Bäckhed F, Fulton L, and Gordon JI. Diet-induced obesity is linked to marked but reversible alterations in the mouse distal gut microbiome. Cell Host Microbe. 2008 Apr 17;3(4):213-23. DOI:10.1016/j.chom.2008.02.015 | PubMed ID:18407065 | HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Turnbaugh PJ, Ley RE, Hamady M, Fraser-Liggett CM, Knight R, and Gordon JI. The human microbiome project. Nature. 2007 Oct 18;449(7164):804-10. DOI:10.1038/nature06244 | PubMed ID:17943116 | HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Turnbaugh PJ, Ley RE, Mahowald MA, Magrini V, Mardis ER, and Gordon JI. An obesity-associated gut microbiome with increased capacity for energy harvest. Nature. 2006 Dec 21;444(7122):1027-31. DOI:10.1038/nature05414 | PubMed ID:17183312 | HubMed [Paper6]
  7. Ley RE, Turnbaugh PJ, Klein S, and Gordon JI. Microbial ecology: human gut microbes associated with obesity. Nature. 2006 Dec 21;444(7122):1022-3. DOI:10.1038/4441022a | PubMed ID:17183309 | HubMed [Paper7]
  8. Gill SR, Pop M, Deboy RT, Eckburg PB, Turnbaugh PJ, Samuel BS, Gordon JI, Relman DA, Fraser-Liggett CM, and Nelson KE. Metagenomic analysis of the human distal gut microbiome. Science. 2006 Jun 2;312(5778):1355-9. DOI:10.1126/science.1124234 | PubMed ID:16741115 | HubMed [Paper8]
  9. Ley RE, Bäckhed F, Turnbaugh P, Lozupone CA, Knight RD, and Gordon JI. Obesity alters gut microbial ecology. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Aug 2;102(31):11070-5. DOI:10.1073/pnas.0504978102 | PubMed ID:16033867 | HubMed [Paper9]

All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

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