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Andrew Goodman, PhD

C.N.H. Long Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Director of Microbial Sciences Institute; Chair, Microbial Pathogenesis

Contact Information

Andrew Goodman, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Microbial Pathogenesis

    Yale West Campus, PO Box 27388

    West Haven, CT 06516

    United States



Andrew L. Goodman, PhD, is the C. N. H. Long Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Director of the Yale Microbial Sciences Institute. Goodman received his undergraduate degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, his PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Harvard University, and completed postdoctoral training at Washington University. His lab uses microbial genetics, gnotobiotics, and mass spectrometry to understand how gut microbes interact with their host during health and disease. The lab is also interested in how the microbiome impacts the efficacy and toxicity of medical drugs. The lab’s contributions have been recognized by the NIH Director New Innovator Award, the Pew Foundation, the Dupont Young Professors Award, the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars Program, the ASPET John J. Abel Award, and the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    Washington University School of Medicine (2010)
  • PhD
    Harvard Medical School (2006)
  • BA
    Princeton University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (1999)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowAmerican Academy of Microbiology2022
John J. Abel AwardAmerican Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics2020
HHMI Faculty Scholar AwardHoward Hughes Medical Institute2016
Burroughs Wellcome Fund InvestigatorBurroughs Wellcome Fund2015
DuPont Young Professor AwardDuPont2015
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and EngineersThe White House2013
Pew Scholar in Biomedical ResearchPew Foundation2013
NIH Director's New Innovator AwardNational Institutes of Health2012
Scholar AwardYale Center for Clinical Investigation2012
Robert T. McCluskey, MD, Yale Scholar AwardRobert T. McCluskey Foundation2011

Professional Service

Annual Review of MicrobiologyAssociate Editor2021 - Present
Annual Review of MicrobiologyEditorial Board Member2018 - 2020

Departments & Organizations