MSI PI Dan Knights and the Gut Microbiome


MSI PI Dan Knights, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and member of the BioTechnology Institute, was featured recently in a story on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR). The story discusses a new area of medical research, the gut microbiome. The story can be found on the MPR website.

Professor Knights uses math and computational modeling to study microbial communities, including the microbiome of the human gut. He was a co-author on a paper about the fungal microbiome in infants that was featured in an MSI Research Spotlight in April 2015. Professor Knights was also profiled in an article by the University of Minnesota Foundation that featured U researchers who use mathematics to conquer problems in medicine