News & Events


April 22, 2017:
Rachel will deliver an invited lecture ("Food and its form: cooking shapes the gut microbiome") in the Wiley Symposium at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in New Orleans (Link).


April 15, 2017:
Rachel will deliver an invited talk ("Partners in chyme: dietary manipulation of the gut microbiome") at the 2017 Microbial Sciences Initiative Symposium (Link).


April 6, 2017:

Rachel delivered a seminar in the Department of Immunology & Microbiology at McGill University in Montreal. A 24-hour whirlwind of engaging chats with faculty and trainees, plus an opportunity to reconnect with close friends!


March 22, 2017:
Rachel delivered a keynote address ("Dietary manipulation of the gut microbiome") at the 2017 MIT-Harvard Microbiome Symposium: Health and Ventures in the Microbiome (Link). A showcase of translational research, organized by an incredible team of students!


November 3, 2016:

Rachel delivered a plenary lecture ("Cooking shapes the structure and function of the gut microbiome") at The New York Academy of Sciences symposium on Microbial Influences in Cardio-Metabolic Diseases (Link). A stimulating day of exciting talks, plus an amazing 270° view of Manhattan!


August 22, 2016:
Our brand new Nutritional & Microbial Ecology Lab in the Peabody Museum (Link) is officially certified for occupancy. Let the research roll!


June 16, 2016:
Cell Press named Rachel's paper "Diet dominates host genotype in shaping the murine gut microbiota" to the Cell Host & Microbe "Best of 2015" list.  Link  PDF  Cover


April 1, 2016:
Rachel gave a seminar for the Evolutionary Anthropology Colloquium Series at Duke University. A wonderful opportunity to connect with colleagues and collaborators old and new!


February 11, 2016:
In partnership with the Leakey Foundation, Rachel hosted a science outreach for students at Salesian High School in Richmond, California. Career development, human origins, and food tasting, oh my!


December 8, 2015:
Rachel delivered a Leakey Foundation Lecture ("Cooking for calories: food processing and the shape of human energy gain”) at the California Academy of Sciences (Link). A fantastic evening of science for specialists and curious members of the community alike!


September 8, 2015:
The youngest member of the Nutritional & Microbial Ecology Lab has arrived! Welcome, Theo Carmody Slyconish!