Welcome to the LevyLab

We study the host-
microbiome interface

We use immunogenomics
and metabolomics

Welcome to the LevyLab

Understanding modern human disease is only possible from the perspective of the metagenome, the entirety of all microbial genomes associated with the human body. We study the interface between the host and its microbiome in the gastrointestinal tract, with a particular focus on microbiome-derived metabolites. We are a newly opened lab at the Microbiology Department, University of Pennsylvania.

The intestinal epithelium

We study new epithelial cell function in host-microbiome interactions


We investigate the role of microbiota-derived metabolites in host health and disease

Innate immunity

We explore new features of the intestinal innate immune response to the microbiota

Maayan Levy receives a Pew Biomedical Scholarship

Congratulations to Maayan for being named a Pew Biomedical Scholar! The Pew Biomedical Scholarships are awarded to support innovative ideas in the life sciences that have the potential to transform

Maayan Levy named an ACS Scholar

We are greatful to the American Cancer Society for supporting our research. The American Cancer Society is helping our lab uncover the mechanisms underlying the interplay between diet and colorectal…

We are currently recruiting highly talented and motivated individuals to join our lab!