Stefany Moreno Gamez

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Stefany received her BSc from the University of los Andes and later moved to Europe where she completed the Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Evolutionary Biology. She then carried out her doctoral research at the University of Groningen and ETH Zurich where she studied how bacteria cope with antibiotics and communicate with one another using quorum sensing. For this work she has received several awards including the Jonh Maynard Smith prize in 2021.

Currently, Stefany is a postdoctoral fellow at MIT supported by the James S. McDonnell foundation and the Dutch Research Council. She is interested in understanding the role of the microbiome on human health and her ongoing work focuses on how dietary and host-derived glycans shape ecological and evolutionary dynamics in the gut microbiome.