Rachel Gregor

Postdoc | MIT | rgregor@mit.edu


I’m fascinated by the chemistry of microbial interactions and the incredible diversity of molecules that microbes produce. I have a PhD in chemistry from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, during which I worked on host-microbe pathogenesis (the immunomodulatory effect of a bacterial signaling molecule) and coexistence (chemical characterization of mammalian gut microbiomes), using mass spectrometry. In May 2020, I started a Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship in Marine Microbial Ecology in the group of Prof. Otto Cordero at MIT. My work focuses on the ecological relevance and impact of specialized metabolites produced and exchanged within marine microbial communities, such as signaling molecules, siderophores, and vitamins.

Research Interests

Metabolomics, microbial ecology, mass spectrometry

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Rachel Gregor