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Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 12:00 pm

Navigating microbe-host interactions across time and space with human and artificial intelligence

Rays H.Y. Jiang, PhD

Associate Professor, College of Medicine Molecular Medicine
Associate Professor, COPH Center for GHIDR 

 As the first genomics lab in University of South Florida, Rays Jiang lab takes on a pioneer role, as well as pushing the frontier of data-driven life sciences. Her lab is developing innovative methods and applications of omics technologies. She has published in high profile journals such as Cell, Science, and Nature Communications, and secured diverse funding sources from NIH, NSF and Gates’ foundations. Rays Jiang has a PhD in genomics from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. She has been a computational biologist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University. She came to USF with the vision to establish one of the first hybrid labs to synthesize computational biology and experimental sciences. Her lab celebrates the spirit of inter-disciplinarity, innovation and inclusivity. She has been recognized as a globally Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate, which recognizes researchers ranking in the top 1% by citations in the field by Web of Science.


USF Children's Medical Services (CMS)
13101 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. 
CMS 3007 (Please use intercom for 3rd floor access)
Tampa, FL 33612

 *Lunch will be served. 
Please send your RSVP and dietary preferences to by November 2nd.*


October 2023 Newsletter

Please click HERE for this month's Microbiomes Institute Newsletter.

Global Conference Announcement

Microbiomes, Biodiversity, and their impact on Global and One Health

Engaging microbiomes to address the Global and One Health challenges linked to biodiversity, food security, nutrition, animal and human health.

On October 16th -18th 2023 in Annecy, France, The University of South Florida, the Principality of Monaco (Scientific Center of Monaco and Fondation Prince Albert II), the Fondation Mérieux, and the Global Virus Network are bringing together global partners to organize the first-ever conference on global health that connects biodiversity in the oceans and soil microbiomes to food and nutrition, the human gut microbiome, the climate crisis and implications for human well-being and ecosystem health, including prevention of future viral pandemics.

Please click HERE for agenda and speaker bios. 

Please click HERE for executive summary.


Please contact Gerri Graca