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Andrew L. Goodman

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2013 - Winter


Andrew L. Goodman, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and at the Yale Microbial Diversity Institute on the West Campus, has received a 2012 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Presented by the National Institutes of Health, the honor is intended to encourage new laboratories to launch innovative biomedical and behavioral research. The $1.5 million, five-year award will enable Goodman and his team to develop new approaches to understand the effects of the body’s resident bacteria on human health. Goodman’s team will use mice raised without any intestinal microbes of their own to investigate whether differences in the composition of bacterial communities in the gut—as well as differences in human genome sequences—affect drug metabolism.