Dr. Gilbert, a globally recognized leader in pre-clinical and clinical microbiome research, has revolutionized the field with innovative technologies and open-access initiatives. As President of Applied Microbiology International, he has pushed back the frontiers of clinical practice; as Editor-in-Chief of mSystems journal, he has championed open-access science. Additionally, as the founder of BiomeSense, he has revolutionized microbiome processing and analysis. His work has resulted in numerous patents, companies, and awards, recognizing his transformative impact on human health, particularly in underserved communities.