Dr. Martin Blaser

Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome
Professor of Medicine and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine – RWJMS
Director, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine
Rutgers University


Martin J. Blaser holds the Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome at Rutgers University, and serves as Director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine. Previously, he served as Chair of the Department of Medicine at New York University. Over the last 20 years, he has been actively studying the relationship of the human microbiome with both health and diseases that are currently epidemic including obesity, diabetes, asthma, and allergic/auto-immune disorders. He has served as President, Infectious Diseases Society of America; Chair, Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute, and Chair, Advisory Board for Clinical Research of the NIH. He currently serves as Chair of the Presidential Advisory Council for Combatting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB). He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy for Arts and Sciences. He also wrote Missing Microbes, a book targeted to general audiences, now translated into 20 languages.