Vujkovic-Cvijin Lab

The Vujkovic-Cvijin Laboratory investigates how human gut microbes influence inflammatory diseases. Research in the lab is focused on integration of omics technologies and lies at the intersection of immunology, microbiology and computational biology.

Ivan Vujkovic-Cvijin
Personal Statement

The gut microbiota—the community of bacteria, fungi, viruses and protists that inhabit our intestines—has a profound impact on the way our body functions. The primary goal of my lab is to better understand how these microbes affect us, and to harness that relationship for improving human health. We use microbiology, immunology, ecology and data science techniques to identify microbes that spur inflammation, and in turn, devise ways of therapeutically targeting them for clinical benefit.

Ivan Vujkovic-Cvijin, PhD

Breakthrough Research Areas

Meet Our Team

Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Vujkovic-Cvijin Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.


Vujkovic-Cvijin I, Welles HC, Ha CWY, Huq L, Mistry S, Brenchley JM, Trinchieri G, Devkota S, Belkaid Y. 

Sci Transl Med. 2022 Aug 17;14(658):eabl3927.

Vujkovic-Cvijin I, Sklar J, Jiang L, Natarajan L, Knight R, Belkaid Y.

Nature. 2020 Nov;587(7834):448-454.

Vujkovic-Cvijin I, Sortino O, Verheij E, Sklar J, Wit FW, Kootstra NA, Sellers B, Brenchley JM, Ananworanich J, Loeff MSV, Belkaid Y, Reiss P, Sereti I.

Nat Commun. 2020 May 15;11(1):2448.

Vujkovic-Cvijin I, Rutishauser RL, Pao M, Hunt PW, Lynch SV, McCune JM, Somsouk M.

Gut Microbes. 2017 Sep 3;8(5):440-450.  

Vujkovic-Cvijin I, Dunham RM, Iwai S, Maher MC, Albright RG, Broadhurst MJ, Hernandez RD, Lederman MM, Huang Y, Somsouk M, Deeks SG, Hunt PW, Lynch SV, McCune JM.

Sci Transl Med. 2013 Jul 10;5(193):193ra91.

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