Lynn Bry, M.D., Ph.D. directs the Massachusetts Host Microbiome Center, is an Associate Medical Director in the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School (HMS). As Director of the Mass. Host-Microbiome Center, she and center faculty have supported >100 projects from groups investigating the role of the microbiota in health and disease. Her laboratory studies the genomic and metabolic interactions among microbes that contribute to maturation of the immune system, host metabolism, and susceptibility to infections. She has been awarded multiple patents for the application of therapeutic microbiota in the prevention and cure of human food allergies, treatment of C. difficileinfection with defined microbiota, and novel biomarkers to detect microbial factors that increase risks for other GI diseases.