About the Event

Join us for an enlightening evening with renowned scientist Jeff Gordon, the “Father of Microbiome Research.” Jeff’s pioneering research on the microbiome has revolutionized our understanding of the human body and opened up new avenues for disease prevention and treatment. He has been honored with numerous awards, including a recent Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research (2023). In this exclusive event, Jeff will engage in a stimulating dialogue with Jonathan Losos, Director of the Living Earth Collaborative, exploring the exciting frontiers of microbiome research and biodiversity conservation, and sharing insights on the challenges and opportunities facing these fields. Seating is limited, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to participate in this exclusive event. Reserve your spot now!

The event will start with a reception, followed by a moderated conversation between Jeff and Jonathan, and then a Q&A session. Registration is required. Registrants are encouraged to submit their questions to Jeff Gordon via the online registration system (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-conversation-with-jeff-gordon-tickets-565508098947).

About Jeff Gordon

Jeffrey Gordon received his A.B. from Oberlin College and his M.D. from the University of Chicago. He completed his clinical training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Washington University, and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Biochemistry at NIH’s National Cancer Institute. He has spent his entire academic career at Washington University, first as a member of the Departments of Medicine and Biological Chemistry, then as Head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology, and since 2004, as founding Director of the University’s interdepartmental Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology. He has had the privilege and pleasure of serving as the research mentor to 145 PhD and MD/PhD students and post-doctoral fellows since he established his lab.


  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm – Mix and Mingle 
  • 6:30 – 7:15 pm – Conversation between Jeff and Jonathan 
  • 7:15 – 7:30 pm – Q&A 
  • 7:30 – 7:45 pm – Group photo 
  • 7:45 – 8:30 pm – Mix and Mingle 

Ticketing and Registration

This event will be held in-person at the River Camp at St. Louis Zoo.

We’re excited to have you join us! You can register for the event until March 17th at noon, or until all the seats are filled – whichever comes first. So don’t wait too long, secure your spot today!

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-conversation-with-jeff-gordon-tickets-565508098947