Wendy Garrett, M.D., Ph.D., is the Irene Heinz Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases in the Departments of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and Molecular Metabolism at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and a Professor of Medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. She is also Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Harvard Chan Microbiome in Public Health Center which mission is to expand understanding of the microbiome for improving population health, through basic research, translation, policy, education, and outreach. The Garrett lab focuses on how the gut microbiota influence both innate and adaptive populations and the contribution of these cells to immune homeostasis and disease. Her research team studies the interplay between the gastrointestinal immune system and the gut microbiota in health, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer. Dr. Garrett practices medical oncology and subspecializes in gastrointestinal malignancies. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Immunology, and M.D. from Yale University.