Martin Blaser

Martin Blaser serves as Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome and Director, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at Rutgers University. For 20 years, he has been investigating the relationship of the human microbiome with the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and asthma. He was President, Infectious Diseases Society of America, elected to the National Academy of Medicine and American Academy for Arts and Sciences, and currently chairs the Presidential Advisory Council for Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB). He wrote Missing Microbes, now translated into 20 languages.