AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research & Education

The AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education is your virtual “home” for AGA activities, research, news and policy updates related to the gut microbiome, one of the most exciting and promising areas of science today.

Expertise and Opportunities

• Identification of Experts and Organization of Expert Meetings

• Support of Microbiome Research and Innovation

• Development of Educational Programs and Resources

FMT National Registry

AGA has launched the FMT National Registry, which will assess short- and long-term patient outcomes associated with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). This registry is supported by NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
(Award Number R24AI118629).

Find out how this registry can support future post-market surveillance.



FDA Comment Letter

The center submitted comments on the FDA draft guidance for industry regarding the applicability of IND requirements to FMT.


Event Replay

The 2016 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit event recording is available. Presenters address the most recent advances in the field.


Center Media Coverage

The center’s chair, Dr. Gail Hecht, speaks with Bloomberg about probiotics and other microbiome-based treatments.


FMT Registry Coverage

Dr. Colleen Kelly, center advisory board member, speaks to Wired about advances in fecal microbiota transplantation.


Gastro Microbiome Issue

AGA’s journal, Gastroenterology, dedicated an entire issue to this growing area of research.

Friends of AGA can access more resources on AGA Community.

Latest News

AGA's DDW® Descriptors Get a Makeover

2016-10-12 19:37:00 UTCAGA members: Find this interesting? Share your thoughts with colleagues in AGA Community. Oct. 12, 2016 Review AGA descriptors and section affiliations in preparation for submitting an abstract to Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2017. The AGA...

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Scientific Advisory Board

Gail Hecht, MD, MS, AGAF, Chair

Gail Hecht, MD, MS, AGAF, Chair

Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology and Division Director, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Gary D. Wu, MD, Immediate Past Chair

Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Eugene B. Chang, MD, AGAF

Martin Boyer Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, AGAF

Director, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Zain Kassam, MD, MPH

Gastroenterologist and Research Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Chief Medical Officer, OpenBiome, Somerville, MA

Rob Knight, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics and Computer Science, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

Ece A. Mutlu, MD, MS, MBA, AGAF

Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center

Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF, ex-officio

Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Jasmohan Bajaj, MD, AGAF

Associate Professor of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA

Diane E. Hoffmann, JD, MS

Professor of Law and Director, Law and Health Care Program, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD

Purna Kashyap, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Colleen Kelly, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI

Loren Laine, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Research, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Phillip I. Tarr, MD

Melvin E. Carnahan Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterolgy and Nutrition, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Are you ready to take the next step?

To learn more about the center, please contact Alison Kim, senior director of research and innovation.

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