Joshua Tran

Joshua (he/him) graduated from UC San Diego (California) with a B.S. in Human Biology in 2023. As an undergraduate, Joshua’s research interest broadly involved studying the interactions between the gut microbiome and cancer development under Dr. Jack Gilbert (Scripps Institute of Oceanography/UCSD Department of Pediatrics) and Dr. Georgia Sadler (UCSD Moores Cancer Center). Now, as an M.S. biology student in the Gilbert lab, Joshua is thrilled to learn more about the microbial interactions in and around the body and their role in health but specifically, cancer. His current research aims to understand how dietary interventions impact inflammation and microbiome structure post-colonoscopy for elevated colorectal cancer risk patients.