Jacques Ravel, PhD, MSc

Jacques Ravel PortraitJacques Ravel, PhD, MSc, is associate director for genomics at the Institute for Genome Sciences and a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

He received his PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park and performed his postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins University. His research program (ravel-lab.org) focuses on applying modern genomics technologies and ecological principles to deciphering the role of the vaginal microbiome in women's health, using clinical genomics and systems biology approaches to develop improved strategies to manage gynecological and obstetrics conditions. Ravel was elected to the American Academy of Microbiology in 2012 and is editor-in-chief of the journal Microbiome.