Nadim Ajami, PhD
Dr. Ajami is a field-recognized scientist with 16 years of training and experience and over 100 publications in the fields of microbiome science, virology, and microbiology. Prior to joining MicrobiomeDX as Chief Science Officer, Dr. Ajami was an Assistant Professor leading bioinformatic and scientific research groups at the world-renowned Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research (CMMR), at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas. For the past six years, Dr. Ajami positioned the CMMR as an international hub for the development and implementation of advanced technologies and as pioneer in the field of microbiome research and metagenomics by scaling up the academic service center and engaging in projects to further the understand of the host-microbe relationship. Dr. Ajami’s work has led to numerous funded awards and publications in top-tier journals highlighting the role of microbes and microbial communities in communicable and non-communicable diseases including gastrointestinal and respiratory infections, nutritional disorders, autism, diabetes, and cancer. Dr. Ajami directs the scientific functions of MicrobiomeDx including basic and applied research projects and the development of new technologies and products.