DR. DOUGLAS BRUBAKER
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Dr. Brubaker obtained his Ph.D. in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics under the supervision of Dr. Mark R. Chance in the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics at Case Western Reserve University. As part of the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center - Ohio Collaborative, his dissertation focussed on network and dynamical systems modeling of signaling networks in preterm birth. Dr. Brubaker pursued postdoctoral studies with Dr. Douglas Lauffenburger in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT where he developed computational methods to translate observations from animal models to humans. Dr. Brubaker started as an Assistant Professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University in Fall 2020. The Brubaker Lab aims to understand the core mechanisms by which (i) host physiology is regulated by microbiomes and (ii) microbiome ecology and function are regulated by the host. We are a highly collaborative group with current efforts focused on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Musculoskeletal Pathologies, Type 2 Diabetes, and Bacterial Vaginosis.