Frederic Bushman is a Professor of Microbiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bushman received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and English from Amherst College. He received his PhD in cellular and developmental biology from Harvard University. His research focuses on host/microbe interactions, with specific projects focusing on the human microbiome, HIV pathogenesis, and human genome therapy. Many recent projects in the laboratory involve developing new methods for studying microbiology using deep sequencing and bioinformatics. Dr. Bushman has published over 200 papers and two books.