Scott Peterson's Research Focus
Dr. Peterson studies the human microbiome with a focus on pro-inflammatory species that may disrupt immune homeostasis and trigger early events of carcinogenesis. This research focus is complimented by efforts to characterize invasive bacteria that may penetrate defense systems and induce chronic inflammation.
Scott Peterson's Bio
Dr. Peterson completed his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1992. He joined the J. Craig Venter Institute in 1996, rising to the level of professor before coming to Sanford Burnham (now SBP) in 2012.