Jeffrey Blanchard, biology

Associate professor, biology

Phone: 413-577-2130


Jeffrey Blanchard’s research focuses on the ecology and evolution of gut and forest soil microbiomes using genomic and computational methods. His laboratory is set up for standard molecular biology and microbial physiology research and contains specialized equipment for isolating and culturing anaerobic bacteria.

Blanchard’s research has led to the discovery of new bacterial species and metabolic processes that have far-ranging impacts from developing probiotics to understanding climate change.