Travis E. Gibson

Travis Gibson, Travis E. Gibson, Travis Eli Gibson 

Travis E. Gibson
Principle Investigator, Computational Pathology
Brigham and Women's Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Primary office: Hale BTM, 60 Fenwood Road, Room 8002D, Boston
MIT office: Stata Center, (32-G570), Cambridge

Senior Administrative Assistant
Martina Bragg (mbragg*bwh_harvard_edu)

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  • Two new lab members!

    • Jen Dawkins is a PhD student in the Harvard/MIT MEMP program.

    • Sawal Acharya will be joining us from Columbia and will be a Research Associate in the lab.

  • Interested graduate students, rotation students, or post-docs can reach out at any time.


PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research and Current Projects

We leverage tools from machine learning and control to understand biological systems. Current and future projects:

  • Statistical learning applied to microbial dynamics (Bayesian nonparametrics, layered latent state-space models)

  • Genetically engineering and controlling a microbial consortia

  • Theoretical foundations at the intersection of machine learning and control

  • Host-Microbiome interactions

  • Time series metagenomics

Selected Publications: (Google Scholar)

  • Universality of human microbial dynamics
    A. Bashan, T.E. Gibson, J. Friedman, V.J. Carey, S.T. Weiss, E.L. Hohmann and Y.-Y. Liu
    Nature, 534, 259–262, 2016