Dr. McDonald is the Scientific Director for The Microsetta Initiative and the American Gut Project, run by the School of Medicine at UC San Diego. His research focuses on the complex microbial communities associated with humans, with the environment, and how to scale microbiome analysis to large sample sizes. He has played central roles in the development of highly cited analysis tools, such as QIIME, Qiita, and PICRUSt, a Genomic Standards Consortium file format called BIOM, and Greengenes, one of the main microbial taxonomies used in the field. Dr. McDonald received a BS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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