William DePaolo Appointed as PIBBS Associate Director

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William DePaolo, Ph.D. has been appointed to the position of Associate Director of the PIBBS Program.

Dr. DePaolo joined USC in 2011 as an Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and is a full member of the GI Cancers Program at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. He received his PhD in Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis from the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago. At USC Dr. DePaolo has combined his interdisciplinary training to investigate the contribution of our 100 trillion gut bacteria (or microbiome) to inflammatory diseases and to develop strategies aimed at manipulating this vast community as potential biotherapeutics. Dr. DePaolo’s current research extends across scientific disciplines and clinical diseases such as obesity, colon cancer and IBD. He has recently established the Committee on Microbiome-Host Interactions in Disease (CMHID). Dr. DePaolo works closely within his home department as well as developing strong clinical and translational projects with gastroenterologists at Keck Hospital, LA County Hospital and Children’s Hospital LA.