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Patrick Schloss, PhD
Frederick G. Novy Collegiate Professor of Microbiome Research
University of Michigan

Patrick Schloss, PhD grew up in Columbia, Missouri before heading off to Cornell University for his BS and PhD in Biological and Environmental Engineering and the University of Wisconsin for postdoctoral training. He has been at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor since 2009 and is the Frederick G. Novy Collegiate Professor of Microbiome Research at the University of Michigan. His research group studies the role of the bacteria that live in and on the human body and how they keep us healthy or cause diseases like colorectal cancer. In recognition of his group's work, he has been elected as a fellow of both the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He enjoys mentoring junior scientists and teaching data science skills in the classroom and through his YouTube channel called the Riffomonas Project.

Pat and his wife, Sarah, run nkidsfarm in Dexter, Michigan where they raise sheep, pigs, cows, chickens, ducks, turkeys, and their most important "crop", their nine children.

Published Pieces

A science lab

Another Letter Concerning Catholic Scientists

Another response to the question of the difference it makes whether a professor of physics, chemistry, or biology is a Catholic.

Dr. Patrick Schloss
Mar 22, 2023