Karen Guillemin



  • Fellow
  • Humans & the Microbiome


  • University of Oregon
Department of Biology


  • United States


PhD (Biochemistry), Stanford University
BA (Biochemical Sciences), Harvard University


Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, 2016
R.E. Dyer Lectureship, 2012
NIDDK 60th Anniversary, 2010

Relevant Publications

Schlomann, B. H., Wiles, T. J., Wall, E. S., Guillemin, K., & Parthasarathy, R. (2019). Sublethal antibiotics collapse gut bacterial populations by enhancing aggregation and expulsion. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. doi:10.1073/pnas.1907567116

Robinson, C. D., Klein, H. S., Murphy, K. D., Parthasarathy, R., Guillemin, K., & Bohannan, B. J. M. (2018). Experimental bacterial adaptation to the zebrafish gut reveals a primary role for immigration. PLoS Biol, 16(12), e2006893. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.2006893 

Rolig, A. S., Sweeney, E. G., Kaye, L. E., DeSantis, M. D., Perkins, A., Banse, A. V., . . . Guillemin, K. (2018). A bacterial immunomodulatory protein with lipocalin-like domains facilitates host-bacteria mutualism in larval zebrafish. Elife, 7. doi:10.7554/eLife.37172

Rolig, A. S., Mittge, E. K., Ganz, J., Troll, J. V., Melancon, E., Wiles, T. J., . . . Guillemin, K. (2017). The enteric nervous system promotes intestinal health by constraining microbiota composition. PLoS Biol, 15(2), e2000689. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.2000689

Hill, J. H., Franzosa, E. A., Huttenhower, C., & Guillemin, K. (2016). A conserved bacterial protein induces pancreatic beta cell expansion during zebrafish development. Elife, 5. doi:10.7554/eLife.20145