Greg Sonnenberg, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in Medicine
Weil Cornell, New York City, USA

Dr. Sonnenberg completed his doctoral research training at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, focusing on mucosal immunology. In 2012, he was a recipient of the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5) that permitted him to develop and lead an independent research laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine.  In 2014, Dr. Sonnenberg was recruited as an Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology in Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.  He has primary appointments in the Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology Division, the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and the Jill Robert’s Institute for Research in IBD at Cornell University.  The Sonnenberg Laboratory research employs innovative murine models and novel patient-based studies to provide new insights into the pathogenesis of IBD, and to direct future treatment strategies relevant to multiple chronic human diseases associated with dysregulated host-microbiota relationships.  As part of these studies, the lab has also launched a significant translational research effort and initiated numerous clinical collaborations to examine primary human samples from defined patient populations.  Research from the Sonnenberg Laboratory has resulted in the publication of numerous primary articles in top-tier journals including Nature, Science, Nature Medicine, Nature Immunology and Immunity. Dr. Sonnenberg has published over 42 peer-reviewed primary and review papers and is funded by the NIH and private foundations. He is also been a recipient of the Searle Scholar Award and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award, appeared on the Forbes List of rising stars transforming Science and Healthcare, and research from his lab was highlighted as one of the top notable advances in by Nature Medicine.


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