Subcommittee on the Microbiome

Subcommittee on the Microbiome

Mission Statement


The mission of the HESI Microbiome Subcommittee is to examine gut microbial-host dynamics to understand how the gut microbiome affects human health, drug efficacy and xenobiotic toxicity. The focus is to identify markers contributing to or resulting from disease or organ damage, including:

  • alterations of the microbial community structure and microbiome function;
  • endogenous microbial metabolites; and/or
  • microbiota metabolism of exogenous compounds


View the proposal presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting here.

Committee Contacts

HESI Staff

Connie Chen, PhD, MPH

Lauren Peel

Leadership Team

Donna Gulezian
Taconic Biosciences

Donna Mendrick, PhD
US FDA/National Center for Toxicology Research

Vicki Sutherland, PhD
NIEHS/National Toxicology Program

Members and Fact Sheet

Committee Events

Committee Publications