George Weinstock, PhD

George Weinstock, PhD

Professor, Evnin Family Chair, and Director of Microbial Genomics, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine


The advent of Big Data approaches like NGS has made it possible to analyze the microbiome, the complex ensemble of microbes living on and in the human body. Owing to these approaches it is now possible to investigate microbiome structure, comprised of thousands of microbes, in healthy subjects, as well as the ways in which this structure changes in disease states. Dr. Weinstock is a leader in this arena and is developing new collaborations with clinicians in the Hartford, Connecticut area to study the microbiome in clinical venues.

Education & Training

  • B.S.
    Biophysics, University of Michigan
  • Ph.D.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA