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Travis Eli Gibson, Ph.D.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MAPhD
2021 - 2026
Outstanding Investigator Award

We leverage tools from machine learning and control theory to understand biological systems. Control theoretic concepts are integrated both in the design of our optimization schemes and statistical machine learning models, as well as in the design of our in vitro and in vivo experiments. The Gibson Lab is part of the Division of Computational Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. We are physically located in the Hale Building for Transformative Medicine (BTM) in Boston with space also at the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge. Dr. Gibson has primary faculty appointments at BWH and HMS with affiliate and secondary appointments at MIT and the Broad Institute

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  1. R35GM143056 (GIBSON, TRAVIS ELI) Sep 1, 2021 - Aug 31, 2026
    Machine Learning and Control Principles for Computational Biology
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R21AI154075 (GIBSON, TRAVIS ELI) May 6, 2021 - Apr 30, 2023
    Tracking the microbiome: purpose-built machine learning tools for tracking microbial strains over time
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Dawkins JJ, Allegretti JR, Gibson TE, McClure E, Delaney M, Bry L, Gerber GK. Gut metabolites predict Clostridioides difficile recurrence. Microbiome. 2022 06 09; 10(1):87. PMID: 35681218; PMCID: PMC9178838.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  2. Ogata AF, Maley AM, Wu C, Gilboa T, Norman M, Lazarovits R, Mao CP, Newton G, Chang M, Nguyen K, Kamkaew M, Zhu Q, Gibson TE, Ryan ET, Charles RC, Marasco WA, Walt DR. Ultra-Sensitive Serial Profiling of SARS-CoV-2 Antigens and Antibodies in Plasma to Understand Disease Progression in COVID-19 Patients with Severe Disease. Clin Chem. 2020 12 01; 66(12):1562-1572. PMID: 32897389.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  3. Ziesack M, Gibson T, Oliver JKW, Shumaker AM, Hsu BB, Riglar DT, Giessen TW, DiBenedetto NV, Bry L, Way JC, Silver PA, Gerber GK. Engineered Interspecies Amino Acid Cross-Feeding Increases Population Evenness in a Synthetic Bacterial Consortium. mSystems. 2019 Aug 13; 4(4). PMID: 31409662; PMCID: PMC6697442.
    Citations: 13     
  4. Hsu BB, Gibson TE, Yeliseyev V, Liu Q, Lyon L, Bry L, Silver PA, Gerber GK. Dynamic Modulation of the Gut Microbiota and Metabolome by Bacteriophages in a Mouse Model. Cell Host Microbe. 2019 Jun 12; 25(6):803-814.e5. PMID: 31175044; PMCID: PMC6579560.
    Citations: 116     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  5. Jenkins BM, Annaswamy AM, Lavretsky E, Gibson TE. CONVERGENCE PROPERTIES OF ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS AND THE DEFINITION OF EXPONENTIAL STABILITY. SIAM J Control Optim. 2018; 56(4):2463-2484. PMID: 31772419; PMCID: PMC6879057.
  6. Cao HT, Gibson TE, Bashan A, Liu YY. Inferring human microbial dynamics from temporal metagenomics data: Pitfalls and lessons. Bioessays. 2017 02; 39(2). PMID: 28000336.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  7. Bashan A, Gibson TE, Friedman J, Carey VJ, Weiss ST, Hohmann EL, Liu YY. Universality of human microbial dynamics. Nature. 2016 06 09; 534(7606):259-62. PMID: 27279224; PMCID: PMC4902290.
    Citations: 82     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Vinayagam A, Gibson TE, Lee HJ, Yilmazel B, Roesel C, Hu Y, Kwon Y, Sharma A, Liu YY, Perrimon N, Barabási AL. Controllability analysis of the directed human protein interaction network identifies disease genes and drug targets. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 May 03; 113(18):4976-81. PMID: 27091990; PMCID: PMC4983807.
    Citations: 71     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  9. Gibson TE, Bashan A, Cao HT, Weiss ST, Liu YY. On the Origins and Control of Community Types in the Human Microbiome. PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 Feb; 12(2):e1004688. PMID: 26866806.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. McGeachie MJ, Sordillo JE, Gibson T, Weinstock GM, Liu YY, Gold DR, Weiss ST, Litonjua A. Longitudinal Prediction of the Infant Gut Microbiome with Dynamic Bayesian Networks. Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 08; 6:20359. PMID: 26853461.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.