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Daniel Rojas Tapias

Daniel is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Infectious Diseases and Microbiome Program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and at the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Currently, his research focuses on the understanding of the role of the human microbiome in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease). Through the use of tools of molecular and cell biology, Daniel aims at understanding how microbes communicate with each other and with the human body, and the potential role of these interactions in the cure or prevention of disease.

Daniel holds a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, and a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, an M.Sc. in Biological Sciences from Universidad de los Andes, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from Cornell University. He is also an associate researcher at the Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research - AGROSAVIA since 2011.

Upon completing his postdoctoral training, Daniel will join back the scientific team at AGROSAVIA, where he plans to use all the acquired knowledge during his graduate and postgraduate training to help improve the competitiveness of the agricultural sector of Colombia.

Harvard Affiliation / Current Practice

  • Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, MHG and Harvard Medical School,

    Postdoctoral Associate 2022