George Weinstock

George Weinstock, Ph.D.

Professor, Evnin Family Chair and Director of Microbial GenomicsThe Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

In the last decade, leaps in DNA sequencing technologies have transformed our ability to collect and analyze genomic information. This revolution has opened up entirely new areas of study from human to microbial and infectious disease research.  Currently, understanding the microbiome (the vast collection of microbes in our body with which we coexist), its interactions with its host (us) and its contributions to health and disease are vital new research areas that Dr. Weinstock is focusing on.