Jacques Ravel

Jacques Ravel

Jacques Ravel

Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland

Jacques Ravel is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Associate Director for Genomics at the Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. His research program is focused on applying modern genomics and bioinformatic approaches to studying the human microbiome. My research interests and experience are in omics’ integrative analyses to characterize the interactions between the human microbiome, the human host and our environment, with a focus on women’s health, including pregnancy outcomes and sexually transmitted infections.

Dr. Ravel received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland College Park in Environmental Molecular Microbiology and Ecology and performed his postdoctoral work at the Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Chemistry. He was elected to the American Academy of Microbiology in 2012 and in 2015, he was awarded the Blaise Pascal International Research Chair. He is the Editor in Chief of the journal Microbiome and an Associated Editor for the journal mBio.