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Marco Jost


Diploma in Biochemistry, University of Tübingen

Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry, MIT


Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Harvard Medical School


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​​About Marco

Marco grew up in Leipzig, Germany, and studied biochemistry at the University of Tübingen, where he completed his diploma thesis with Thilo Stehle. He received his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from MIT, working with Cathy Drennan to study the roles of coenzyme B12 in photosensing and radical catalysis, and did post-doc work with Jonathan Weissman and Carol Gross at UCSF, where he developed CRISPR screening methods and used them to identify the molecular target of an anti-cancer drug and to probe glycolipid signaling at the host-microbiome interface.

Marco is broadly interested in understanding the biology of the human microbiome and its effects on the human host. Outside of work, Marco likes to cook and play soccer, squash, or strategy games of all kinds and has recently discovered that he, true to German form, enjoys baking bread

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