Eric Alm

Faculty Title: 

Professor of Biological Engineering


  • Biological Engineering (BE)



Phone Number: 

(617) 253-2726


Research Areas: 

Research Summary: 

The human microbiome plays a key role in human health and disease. Research in my group includes both computational/theoretical and experimental approaches to understanding and engineering the human microbiome. Our research is focused on translating basic science discoveries rapidly into the clinic, where they can contribute to better outcomes for patients. Some areas of special interest include: Developing therapeutics based on synthetic microbial communities Personalized medicine Monitoring human activities through Smart Sewers Smart Toilets that track human health Discovering low-cost non-invasive biomarkers  

Research Interest: 

Human Microbiome Therapeutics; Personalized Medicine; Microbial ecology