AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research & Education
The AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education is your virtual “home” for AGA activities, research, news and policy updates related to the gut microbiome, one of the most exciting and promising areas of science today.
Expertise and Opportunities
• Identification of Experts and Organization of Expert Meetings
• Support of Microbiome Research and Innovation
• Development of Educational Programs and Resources
FMT National Registry
AGA has launched the FMT National Registry, which will assess short- and long-term patient outcomes associated with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). This registry is supported by NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
(Award Number R24AI118629).
Find out how this registry can support future post-market surveillance.
FDA Comment Letter
The center submitted comments on the FDA draft guidance for industry regarding the applicability of IND requirements to FMT.
The 2016 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit event recording is available. Presenters address the most recent advances in the field.
Center Media Coverage
The center’s chair, Dr. Gail Hecht, speaks with Bloomberg about probiotics and other microbiome-based treatments.
FMT Registry Coverage
Dr. Colleen Kelly, center advisory board member, speaks to Wired about advances in fecal microbiota transplantation.
Gastro Microbiome Issue
AGA’s journal, Gastroenterology, dedicated an entire issue to this growing area of research.
Did you know that we can predict a child’s age based on the bacteria present in a stool sample? Dr. Geoffrey A. Preidis summarizes current knowledge around this fascinating topic.read more
Recent trials have demonstrated that specific probiotics can alter brain connectivity in healthy individuals. Dr. Premysl Bercik shares evidence of the gut microbiota's role in the gut-brain axis.read more
Rob Knight (pictured), Jeffrey Gordon and Norman Pace honored with the 2017 Massry Prize for their outstanding contributions to microbiome research.read more
Scientific Advisory Board
Gail Hecht, MD, MS, AGAF, Chair
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF, ex-officio
University of Miami, FL
Jasmohan Bajaj, MD, AGAF
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
Premysl Bercik, MD
McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Eugene B. Chang, MD, AGAF
The University of Chicago, IL
Diane E. Hoffmann, JD, MS
University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore
Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, AGAF
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Purna Kashyap, MBBS
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Zain Kassam, MD, MPH
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and OpenBiome, Somerville, MA
Alexander Khoruts, MD
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Rob Knight, PhD
University of California, San Diego
Ece A. Mutlu, MD, MS, MBA, AGAF
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Geoffrey Preidis, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Gary D. Wu, MD, Governing Board Liaison
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Are you ready to take the next step?
To learn more about the center, please contact Alison Kim, senior director of research and innovation.