Joseph Zackular, Ph.D.
Former Postdoctoral Researcher in the Skaar Lab
Joe is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a native of North Reading, Massachusetts and he received his B.S. and M.S from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He earned his Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Michigan in the laboratory of Dr. Patrick Schloss, where he studied the role of the gut microbiome in colorectal cancer. While a postdoctoral fellow in the Skaar lab, Joe's work focused on the impact of dietary metals on the gut microbiota and Clostridium difficile infection.