Professor Gilbert co-founded the Earth Microbiome Project and American Gut Project and continues to contribute by providing advice and working with the data to create new initiatives. He is proud of this project and the opportunity to contribute to the development of an open-source data collection that can help us to revolutionize medicine. Working with many wonderful contributors to build a globally relevant research program is a key driver for Dr. Gilbert. He is motivated to create next-generation approaches to tackle some of the world’s biggest health crises, including asthma, depression, and infectious disease.