About me

Patricio Jeraldo

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working jointly as a Research Fellow in the Department of Surgery at Mayo Clinic as part of the Mayo-Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare.

My current interests are related to the microbiome of human subjects, as well as related methodologies such as metagenomics and metatranscriptomics, with a focus on clinical research. The goal is better understanding of the relationship between the microbiome and healthy or disease states, and, I hope, light the way to novel diagnostic and treatment options. As part of this effort, I am also continuing development of a pipeline for processing 16S rRNA reads from next-generation sequencing platforms (current version is TORNADO version 1.0, available for use).

My work is supervised by Nicholas Chia at Mayo Clinic.