Research Associate

MacKenzie Bryant is a Research Associate in the wet lab and has been with the Knight lab since August 2017. After researching lung microbiome changes in macaques throughout TB infection and obtaining her Master’s in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, she moved from Pittsburgh to San Diego in order to become a part of Rob Knight’s team and continue working on microbiome projects.

In the wet lab, MacKenzie works mainly with processing samples through the amplicon sequencing pipeline. She loves how the American Gut Project makes it possible for anyone to get information on their microbiome, promoting curiosity within the field and connecting so many people from all over the world. In her free time, MacKenzie likes to crochet, read, and go to music festivals.