Taichi Suzuki is a joint assistant professor at the College of Health Solutions and Biodesign Center for Health Through Microbiomes. He investigates the ecology and evolution of host-microbial interactions and their implications for human health. The Suzuki lab combines population genetic studies and laboratory experiments to study host-microbial coevolution, ranging from genes to organismal biology to macro-evolutionary patterns.
Before joining ASU in 2023, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute where he identified gut microbes that codiversified with humans. Suzuki earned his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley studying the genetic and environmental determinants of the gut microbiota in wild mice and humans.
- Postdoctoral Research Associate. Microbiome Science, Max Planck Institute for Biology, Tübingen, Germany. 2022
- Ph.D. Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, CA, USA. 2018
- M.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, AZ, USA. 2011
- B.S. Animal Science, Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan. 2009
- Suzuki, T.A., L. Fitzstevens, V.T. Schmidt, H. Enav, K. Huus, M. Mbong, A. Grießhammer, A. Pfleiderer, B.R. Adegbite, J.F. Zinsou, M. Esen, T.P. Velavan, A.A. Adegnika, L.H. Song, T.D. Spector, A.L. Muehlbauer, N. Marchi, H. Kang, L. Maier, R. Blekhman, L. Ségurel, G. Ko, N.D. Youngblut, P. Kremsner, R. E. Ley. 2021. Codiversification of gut microbiota with humans. Science 377(6612): 1328-1332.
- Suzuki, T.A. and R.E. Ley. 2020. The role of the microbiota in human genetic adaptation. Science 370(6521):eaaz6827.
- Suzuki, T.A., F.M. Martins, M. Phifer-Rixey, and M.W. Nachman. 2020. The gut microbiota and Bergmann’s rule in wild house mice. Molecular Ecology 29:2300-2311.
- Suzuki, T.A., M. Phifer-Rixey, K.L. Mack, M.J. Sheehan, D. Lin, K. Bi, and M.W. Nachman. 2019. Host genetic determinants of the gut microbiota of wild mice. Molecular Ecology 13:3197-3207 *(F1000 recommended)
- Suzuki, T.A., F.M. Martins, and M. W. Nachman. 2018. Altitudinal variation of the gut microbiota in wild house mice. Molecular Ecology 28: 2378-2390 *(Featured in News and Views)
- Moeller, A.H., T.A. Suzuki, M. Phifer-Rixey, and M.W. Nachman. 2018. Transmission modes of the mammalian gut microbiota. Science 6414:453-7. *(F1000 recommended)
- Suzuki, T.A. 2017. Links between natural variation in the microbiome and host fitness in wild mammals. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57(4):756-69.
- Moeller, A.H., T.A. Suzuki, D. Lin, E.A. Lacey, S. K. Wasser, and M.W. Nachman. 2017. Dispersal limitation drives the diversification of the mammalian gut microbiota. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114: 13768-13773.
- Suzuki, T.A. and M.W. Nachman. 2016. Spatial heterogeneity of gut microbial composition along the gastrointestinal tract in natural populations of house mice. PLOS ONE 11(9): e0163720.
- Suzuki, T.A. and M. Worobey. 2014. Geographical variation of gut microbial composition in humans. Biology Letters. 10(2): 20131037.