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Emily Davenport

Assistant Professor of Biology
Emily Davenport


Ph.D., University of Chicago, USA, 2014

B.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA, 2007


Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, USA, 2014 - 2019 

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck for Developmental Biology, Germany, 2018 - 2019


Research Interests

The Davenport lab seeks to understand the complex relationship humans have with our microbiomes. What determines gut microbiome composition? Does the microbiome affect our health? What's the evolutionary relationship humans have with our microbiomes? We answer these questions using a genomic perspective, with high-throughput microbiome and metagenomic sequencing technologies and novel computational and statistical techniques.