George Weinstock

George Weinstock, Ph.D.

Professor, Evnin Family Chair and Director of Microbial Genomics

Farmington, CT

Leverages advanced technologies to investigate infectious diseases, human and other mammalian microbiomes, and their clinical impact.

Visit The Weinstock Lab

Honors, awards and accomplishments

2008 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

2007 Univ. Texas Chancellor’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award 

2002-2005 Waksman Foundation for Microbiology Lecturer 

1999 Special Commendation, UTHHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 

1995-1996 President, Graduate Faculty, UTHHSC Grad. Sch. Biomed. Sci. 

1994-1995 Vice-President/President Elect, Graduate Faculty, UTHHSC Grad. Sch. Biomed. Sci. 

1994 Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology 

1993 Human Genome Program Senior Fellow 

1987 John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award, Univ. Texas Grad. Sch. Biomed. Sci. 

1985-1997 Deans' Teaching Excellence List, Univ. Texas Houston Health Sciences Center 

1979-1980 Fellow of the Bank of America - Giannini Foundation 

1977-1979 Fellow of the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research 

Consortia papers

Fraser, C.M., Norris, S.J., Weinstock, G.M., White, O., Sutton, G.G., Dodson, R., Gwinn, M., Hickey, E.K., Clayton, R., Ketchum, K.A., Sodergren, E., Hardham, J.M., McLeod, M.P., Salzberg, S., Peterson, J., Khalak, H., Richardson, D., Howell, J.K., Chidambaram, M., Utterback, T., McDonald, L., Artiach, P., Bowman, C., Cotton, M.D., Fujii, C., Garland, S., Hatch, B., Horst, K., Roberts, K., Watthey, L., Weidman, J., Smith, H.O., and Venter, J.C.: Complete genome sequence of Treponema pallidum, the syphilis spirochete. Science 281:375-388, 1998.

International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium: Initial sequencing and analysis of the human genome. Nature 409: 860-921, 2001.

Gibbs, R. A. et al. Genome sequence of the Brown Norway rat yields insights into mammalian evolution. Nature 428, 493-521, 2004.

International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium. Finishing the euchromatic sequence of the human genome. Nature 431:931-45, 2004.

Wheeler, D.A., Srinivasan, M., Egholm, M., Shen, Y., Chen, L., McGuire, A., He, W., Chen, Y.-J., Makhijani, V., Roth, G.T., Gomes, X., Tartaro, K., Niazi, F. Turcotte, C.L., Irzyk, G.P., Lupski, J.R., Chinault, A.C., Song, X.-Z., Liu, Y., Yuan, Y., Nazareth, L., Qin, Xiang., Muzny, D.M., Margulies, M., Weinstock, G.M., Gibbs, R.A., Rothberg,  J.M. The complete genome of an individual by massively parallel DNA sequencing. Nature 452:872-876, 2008.

The Human Microbiome Jumpstart Reference Strains Consortium, Nelson KE, Weinstock GM, Highlander SK, Worley KC, Creasy HH, Wortman JR, Rusch DB, Mitreva M, Sodergren E, Chinwalla AT, Feldgarden M, Gevers D, Haas BJ, Madupu R, Ward DV, Birren BW, Gibbs RA, Methe B, Petrosino JF, Strausberg RL, Sutton GG, White OR, Wilson RK, Durkin S, Giglio MG, Gujja S, Howarth C, Kodira CD, Kyrpides N, Mehta T, Muzny DM, Pearson M, Pepin K, Pati A, Qin X, Yandava C, Zeng Q, Zhang L, Berlin AM, Chen L, Hepburn TA, Johnson J, McCorrison J, Miller J, Minx P, Nusbaum C, Russ C, Sykes SM, Tomlinson CM, Young S, Warren WC, Badger J, Crabtree J, Markowitz VM, Orvis J, Cree A, Ferriera S, Fulton LL, Fulton RS, Gillis M, Hemphill LD, Joshi V, Kovar C, Torralba M, Wetterstrand KA, Abouellleil A, Wollam AM, Buhay CJ, Ding Y, Dugan S, Fitzgerald MG, Holder M, Hostetler J, Clifton SW, Allen-Vercoe E, Earl AM, Farmer CN, Liolios K, Surette MG, Xu Q, Pohl C, Wilczek-Boney K, Zhu D. A Catalog of Reference Genomes from the Human Microbiome. Science. 328:994-999, 2010. PMID: 20489017

Human Microbiome Project Consortium. A framework for human microbiome research. Nature 486:215-221, 2012. doi: 10.1038/nature11209. PMID: 22699610.

Human Microbiome Project Consortium. Structure, function and diversity of the healthy human microbiome. Nature 486:207-214, 2012. doi: 10.1038/nature11234. PMID: 22699609.