Department of Microbiome Science, 2018

Prof. Ruth E. Ley, Ph.D.

Dr. Ruth Ley is the Director of the Department of Microbiome Science and a Speaker for the Cluster of Excellence "Controlling Microbes to Fight Infections" at the University of Tübingen.

Ruth Ley Bio | ruth.ley (at) tuebingen.mpg.de

Karin Klein

Administrative Assistant


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-449

Ursula Schach

Laboratory Coordinator


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-454

MPI Project Leaders and Tandem Group Leader

Jillian Waters, Ph.D.

MPI Project Leader -
Christensenellaceae in host phenotype and metabolism


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-1345

Nicholas Youngblut, Ph.D.

MPI Project Leader -
Microbial ecology of human gut methanogens


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-1348

Prof. Alejandro Reyes Muñoz, Ph.D.

MPI Tandem Group Leader - 
Universidad de los Andes 


WebpageEmail | Phone: +57-1-339-4949 ext. 2763

 

Post-Docs

Boram Seo, Ph.D.

Structure-function relationships in flagellin-TLR5


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-364

Hagay Enav, Ph.D.

Postdoc - The gut microbiome in infant development and health


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-364

Claudia Frick, Ph.D.

Postdoc - Bacterial sphingolipids in brain development


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-1465

Xiaoying Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoc -
Evolutionary History of Bifidobacteria


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Victor Schmidt, Ph.D.

Postdoc - Evolutionary history of Bifidobacteria


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-401

William "Tony" Walters, Ph.D.

Postdoc -
Microbiome community dynamics 


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-455

James Marsh, Ph.D.

Postdoc -
Bacterial sphingolipids in host skin lipid homeostasis


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-364

Sofia Esquivel Elizondo, Ph.D.

Postdoc - with Lars Angenent
Hydrogen syntrophy in the human microbiome


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-365

Taichi Suzuki, Ph.D.

Postdoc -
Microbiome-host co-evolution in wild mouse populations


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-1321

Stacey Heaver

Postdoc - Sphingolipid metabolism in Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-1321

Sara Clasen, Ph.D.

Postdoc - 
Bacterial sphingolipids and host nutrient stress response


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-401

Doctoral Students

Andrea Borbon

PhD student


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Jacobo de la Cuesta

PhD Student - Metagenomic analysis of the Colombian gut microbiome


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-455

Mirabeau Mbong Ngwese

PhD Student


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-401

Abiram Olivares

PhD Student: Structure-function relationships in flagellin-TLR5 


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-455

Guillermo Luque

PhD Student - Outer-membrane vesicle cargo in bacterial communication


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-1321

Jaime Moreno

PhD Student: The human gut virome assessed in twins


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-401

Albane Ruaud

PhD Student - Ecology of Human gut Methanogens


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-401

Jessica Sutter

PhD Student - Microbial ecology of the maize rhizosphere


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-482

Daphne Welter

PhD Student - Ecology and evolution of the genus Psychrobacter

Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-490

Liam Fitzstevens

PhD Student - Parent-child transmission of human gut microbiota assessed in three populations around the world


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-473

Tanja Schön

PhD Student - Microbial ecology of the keystone gut bacterium Christensenella minuta


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-1321

Michael Bell

PhD Student: Structure-function relationships in flagellin-TLR5 


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-455

Students and Visitors

Prof. Dr. Amy Buck

Visiting Scientist


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-1321

Xiaochen Du

Visiting Student


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-364

Sujai Kumar, PhD

Visiting Scientist


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-1321

Research Technicians

Silke Dauser

Research Technician


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-482

Christin Eitel

Research Technician


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-476

Iris Holdermann

Research Technician


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-482

Matthias Neuscheler

Research Technician


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-476

Sophie Maisch

Research Technician


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-482

Building Staff

Athina Iliopoulou

Custodian


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-474

Katharina Vernali

Custodian


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-474

Ley Lab Alumni