Department of Microbiome Science, 2020

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


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Ursula Schach

Laboratory Coordinator


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Group Leaders

Jillian Waters, Ph.D.

Project Leader -

Host phenotype effects of heritable microbiota


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-1345

Nicholas Youngblut, Ph.D.

Group Leader -
Microbial ecology and evolution of human gut methanogens


Email | Phone: +49 7071 601-1348

Post-Docs

Boram Seo

Commensal gut bacteria interactions with TLR5


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Hagay Enav

The gut microbiome in infant development and health


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Claudia Frick

Bacterial sphingolipids in host interactions


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Xiaoying Liu

Microbiome in lactose tolerace


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Kelsey Huus

Temperature and the microbiome


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Albane Ruaud

PhD 2021 in the lab

Machine learning in metagenome analysis


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William "Tony" Walters

Microbiome community dynamics 


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James Marsh

Novel genetic systems


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Sofia Esquivel Elizondo

Hydrogen syntrophy in the human microbiome


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Taichi Suzuki

Microbiome-host evolutionary processes


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Stacey Heaver

PhD in Lab, 2020

Lipid metabolism in Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron


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Sara Clasen

Flagellin-TLR5 interactions


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Doctoral Students

Andrea Borbon

TLR5-flagellin interactions in primates


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Jacobo de la Cuesta

Metagenomic analysis of the Colombian gut microbiome


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Mirabeau Mbong Ngwese

Methanobrevibacter diversity in nonWestern gut microbiomes


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Yihua Liu

Evolution of Methanobrevibacter smithii


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Guillermo Luque

Outer-membrane vesicle cargo in bacterial communication


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Jaime Moreno

The human gut virome


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Jessica Sutter

Microbial ecology of the maize rhizosphere


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Liam Fitzstevens

Microbial strain sharing in human populations


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Tanja Schön

Microbial ecology of Christensenella minuta


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Michael Bell

Structure-function relationships in flagellin-TLR5 


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Students and Visitors

Prof. Dr. Amy Buck

Max Planck Sabbatical Professor

Reader, University of Edinburgh


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Prof. Alejandro Reyes Muñoz, Ph.D.

MPI Tandem Group Leader - 
Universidad de los Andes 


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Xiaochen Du

Visiting Student, University of Edinburgh


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Lars Gruber

Masters Student, Chemistry


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Paul Jorzik

Master Student, Biochemistry


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Fabian Zundel

Student (HiWi)


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Lara Berg

Masters Student


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Research Technicians

Silke Dauser

Research Technician


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Christin Eitel

Research Technician


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Matthias Neuscheler

Research Technician


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Sophie Maisch

Research Technician


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Carolina Nishi

Research Technician


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Stephen Loum

Research Technician


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Building Staff

Athina Iliopoulou

Custodian


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Katharina Vernali

Custodian


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Ley Lab Alumni