Prof Bart Weimer
Dr. Bart Weimer is Professor in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. His laboratory focuses on microbial physiology and function using systems biology approaches in food, animals and the environment. His group leads the 100K Pathogen Genome Sequencing Project that is creating a reference database of 100,000 bacterial pathogens associated with food, animals and humans with the express purpose to enable the link between disease and genomes. His group is also interested in how antibiotic resistance evolves over time and space, which is being enabled by the 100K sequencing project. Dr. Weimer's research is focused on host/microbe interactions has led to the elucidation of pathogenic bacteria, such as Salmonella and other bacteria in the gut, as they relate to population genomics, which is done using advanced genomics tools. Dr. Weimer's group embraces a systems biology approach using large-scale genomic analysis for the use of antibiotics and altering disease susceptibility in diarrheal disease. This extends to the influence of the microbiome on health and antibiotic use as well. Additionally, his group is examining on a system scale how gut bacteria interact with the immune system via stem cells to carry and provide a mechanism to allow bacterial exchange to how vectors. His group has published over 110 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, been awarded 6 patents, authored 3 books, and mentored over 30 graduate students. He has over 24 years of experience and is focused on transforming advanced genomic information into biologically actionable knowledge that enables a One Health approach for systematic understanding of the complex interactions between food, animals, and humans.