Susan Lynch, PhD

Director, Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine at UCSF

Associate Director, Microbiome in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at UCSF

 Professor of Medicine at UCSF

 Professor Lynch’s research at the Lynch Lab focuses on the role of microbiomes in the origins and chronicity of inflammatory diseases. Leveraging principles of microbial physiology with ecological theory, her research program strives to understand human microbiome genesis, establishment, and influence on human immunity. Studies integrate clinical outcomes with large multi-dimensional human microbiome datasets. Researchers at the Lynch Lab strive to determine microbial-derived mechanisms that promote immune function and programming that contributes to the origins of childhood asthma and to established inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease.