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Timothy Arthur, MS

PhD Student

Research interests

  • Comparative genomics
  • Microbial ecology
  • Host-microbe interactions
  • Microbiome


  • Master of Science, Microbial Biology - Rutgers University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences - Rowan University, 2012


  • Jiang X*, Hall AB*, Arthur TD , [4 more authors], Alm EJ, and Xavier RJ. Invertible promoters mediate antibiotic resistance and interhost adaptation. In review, Science.
  • Vatanen T, Plichta CR, Somani J, Arthur TD , [13 more authors], Huttenhower C, Knip M, and Xavier RJ. Strain diversity of the human gut microbiome in early life. In review, Nature Microbiology.
  • Vatanen T, Franzosa EA, Schwager R, Tripathi S, Arthur TD , [16 more authors], Huttenhower C, and Xavier RJ. The human gut microbiome of early onset type 1 diabetes in the TEDDY study. Accepted, Nature, April 2018.
  • Yassour M*, Jason E*, Hogstrom L*, Arthur TD, [12 more authors], Lander ES, Huttenhower C, Knip M and Xavier RJ. Strain-level identification of mother-to-child bacterial transmission during the first few months of life. Cell Host and Microbe, 2018. PMID: 30001517
  • Vatanen T, Kostic AD, d'Hennezel E, Siljander H, Franzosa EA, Yassour M, Kolde R, Vlamakis H, Arthur TD , [16 more authors], Xavier RJ. Variation in Microbiome LPS Immunogenicity Contributes to Autoimmunity in Humans. Cell , 2016. PMID: 27133167
  • Arthur TD, Cavera VL, Chikindas ML. On bacteriocin delivery systems and potential applications. Future Microbiology , 2014. PMID: 24571075