Interview with Dr. Susan Poutanen

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Kathleen Simms
Tatiana Yeuchyk
Imindu Liyanage



Dr. Susan Poutanen is a pioneering microbiome researcher, microbiologist, and infectious disease physician. She is the co-principal investigator of the Microbiota Therapeutics Outcome Program – an interdisciplinary initiative which fosters multiple clinical and academic projects around the use of microbiota transplants. Her own diverse research encompasses gastrointestinal dysbiosis, antibiotic resistance, rapid diagnosis, and application of artificial intelligence.

Dr. Poutanen is graduate of the University of Toronto’s Medical School, where she also completed her residencies in Internal Medicine and Medical Microbiology. She went on to complete an infectious disease fellowship at Stanford University and a Masters of Public Health, with an emphasis on Epidemiology, at the University of California at Berkley