J Gregory Caporaso
J Gregory Caporaso

J Gregory Caporaso Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Adjunct)
Pathogen and Microbiome Division

Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University; Director, Center for Applied Microbiome Science, Pathogen and Microbiome Institute, Northern Arizona University

J Gregory Caporaso Ph.D.

 Dr. Caporaso is an expert in microbiome research, including environmental and human-associated microbiomes. He leads the development of QIIME 2 (https://qiime2.org), the most highly cited microbiome bioinformatics platform. In addition to his focus on designing, building, and teaching accessible and cutting edge computational tools for microbiome research, his lab is engaged in and runs many of their own microbiome projects focused on early cancer detection, assessing the impact of fecal microbiota transplant on treatment outcomes, and developing applications of microbiome science in environmental sustainability. 


Impact of Different Exercise Modalities on the Human Gut Microbiome
. Bycura D, Santos AC, Shiffer A, Kyman S, Winfree K, Sutliffe J, Pearson T, Sonderegger D, Cope E, Caporaso JGSports 2021; 9(2):14.

Phylogenetic farming: Can evolutionary history predict crop rotation via the soil microbiome? Kaplan I, Bokulich NA, Caporaso JG, Enders LS, Ghanem W, Ingerslew KS. Evol Appl. 2020; 13:1984–1999.

The Cancer Microbiome: Distinguishing Direct and Indirect Effects Requires a Systemic View. Xavier JB, Young VB, Skufca J, Ginty F, Testerman T, Pearson AT, Macklin P, Mitchell A, Shmulevich I, Xie L, Caporaso JG, ... Wargo JA. Trends in Cancer 2020; 6(3):192–204.

Reproducible, interactive, scalable and extensible microbiome data science using QIIME 2. Bolyen E, Rideout JR, Dillon MR, ... Caporaso JGNat. Biotechnol. 2019; 37:852–857.

Ultra-high-throughput microbial community analysis on the Illumina HiSeq and MiSeq platformsCaporaso JG, Lauber CL, Walters WA, Berg-Lyons D, Huntley J, Fierer N, Owens SM, Betley J, Fraser L, Bauer M, Gormley N, Gilbert JA, Smith G, Knight R. ISME J. 2012; 6:1621–1624.

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