AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research & Education
The mission of the AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education is to advance research and education on the gut microbiome with the goal of improving human health.
The AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education is your virtual “home” for AGA activities, research, news and policy updates related to the gut microbiome, one of the most exciting and promising areas of science today.
National FMT Registry
This observational registry will assess short- and long-term patient outcomes associated with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT).
Review the latest microbiome-related education and news from AGA and the Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education.
Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2016
April 27, 2016
Current Role of FMT for Treatment of C. Difficile
Nov. 16, 2015
Current Role of FMT to Treat IBD
Nov. 16, 2015
New, On-Demand Gut Microbiota Education Now Available
March 15, 2017
AGA Registry to Expand Understanding of FMT
March 13, 2017
Educate Your Patients
AGA’s PatientINFO Center includes patient education materials and resources on a variety of GI topics, including those related to the gut microbiome.
Microbiome Council Section
The AGA Institute Council Microbiome & Microbial Diseases in the GI Tract Section promotes ideas, research, technology, education and dialogue that advance understanding of the gut microbiome in health and disease. To receive microbiome-related news and updates from AGA, join this section.
Gastro Special Issue
This special issue of Gastroenterology is a collection of reviews addressing (1) basic concepts in the mammalian gut microbiome; (2) gut microbiome and disease, and (3) modification of the gut microbiome to maintain health or treat disease.
Advocacy & Policy
Working for You
In May 2016, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy acknowledged AGA’s commitment to gut microbiome research and education.
In February 2016, the center led a standing-room only congressional briefing on Capitol Hill on the gut microbiome, antibiotic resistance and FMT.
Scientific Advisory Board
To provide guidance on gut microbiome-related issues, AGA has convened a scientific advisory board comprised of world leaders in computational biology and metagenomics, microbiome animal models, microbiology translational research, nutrition, and pertinent regulatory and policy issues.
Gail Hecht, MD, MS, AGAF, Chair
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology and Division Director, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Gary D. Wu, MD, Immediate Past Chair
Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Jasmohan Bajaj, MD, AGAF
Associate Professor of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
Eugene B. Chang, MD, AGAF
Martin Boyer Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Diane E. Hoffmann, JD, MS
Professor of Law and Director, Law and Health Care Program, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD
Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, AGAF
Director, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Purna Kashyap, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Zain Kassam, MD, MPH
Gastroenterologist and Research Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Chief Medical Officer, OpenBiome, Somerville, MA
Colleen Kelly, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI
Rob Knight, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Computer Science, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
Loren Laine, MD, AGAF
Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Research, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Ece A. Mutlu, MD, MS, MBA, AGAF
Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center
Phillip I. Tarr, MD
Melvin E. Carnahan Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterolgy and Nutrition, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF, ex-officio
Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Miami, Miami, FL
AGA Staff Contact: Alison Kim