John Rawls, PhD – Biography

Associate Professor
Director, Duke Microbiome Center

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John Rawls is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and serves as Director of the Duke Microbiome Center. He holds additional secondary appointments in the Center for Host-Microbial Interactions, Center for Genomic and Computational Biology, and the Duke Cancer Institute. After completing his undergraduate education at Emory University (1992-1996), he received a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from Washington University under the mentorship of Dr. Stephen Johnson (1996-2001). He then trained as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Jeffrey Gordon at the Center for Genome Sciences at Washington University (2001-2006). Prior to joining Duke, he was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2006-2013).