Dr. Rachel Dutton
Rachel Dutton is an Associate Professor in the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego. Dr. Dutton received her B.Sc. in Molecular Biology from UC San Diego and her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Harvard Medical School. As a Bauer Fellow at Harvard University, her lab developed cheese as a simple model system for studying microbiomes. The Dutton lab is now working towards characterizing the diverse species interactions that occur within microbiomes. Dr. Dutton is a recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, and has been named a Packard Fellow and a Pew Biomedical Scholar. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, NPR, and Netflix. She serves on the Leadership Team for UC San Diego's Center for Microbiome Innovation.