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Emily Davenport

Emily Davenport

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Assistant Professor of Biology

305 Wartik Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802


  1. Ph.D., University of Chicago, USA, 2014
  2. B.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA, 2007

Postdoc Training

  1. Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, USA, 2014 - 2019
  2. Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck for Developmental Biology, Germany, 2018 - 2019

Research Interests

The Davenport lab seeks to understand the complex relationship humans have with our microbiomes. What determines gut microbiome composition? Does the microbiome affect our health? What's the evolutionary relationship humans have with our microbiomes? We answer these questions using a genomic perspective, with high-throughput microbiome and metagenomic sequencing technologies and novel computational and statistical techniques.