Faculty Profile

A. Murat Eren
Section of Gastroenterology
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interests

Dr. Eren’s research broadly focuses on the ecology of microbes. His group, which stands at the junction of computation, microbiology, and ecology, develops experimental approaches, algorithms, and software platforms to generate and make sense of high-throughput sequencing data, and to elucidate microbial community structure and/or functioning at the level of microbial marker genes, genomes, or pangenomes. Dr. Eren and his group create and utilize advanced visualization strategies and holistic approaches that combine multiple types of 'omics data to study complex medical and environmental questions. For more information on Dr. Eren's research click here http://merenlab.org/

Clinical Interests



  • Eren AM, Esen ÖC, Quince Q, Morrison HG, Vineis JH, Sogin ML, Delmont TO. (2015). Anvio: An advanced analysis and visualization platform for omics data. PeerJ. 6:358.
  • Eren AM, Morrison HG, Lescault PJ, Reveillaud R, Vineis JH, Sogin ML. (2015). Minimum Entropy Decomposition: Unsupervised oligotyping for sensitive partitioning of high-throughput marker gene sequences. ISME J. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.195.
  • Eren AM, Maignien L, Sul WJ, Murphy LG, Grim SL, Morrison HG, et al. (2013). Oligotyping: differentiating between closely related microbial taxa using 16S rRNA gene data. Methods Ecol. Evol. 4:1111-1119.
  • Eren AM, Sogin ML, Morrison HG, Vineis JH, Fisher JC, Newton RJ, et al. (2015). A single genus in the gut microbiome reflects host preference and specificity. ISME J. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.97.
  • Eren AM, Borisy GG, Huse SM, Mark Welch JL. (2014). Oligotyping analysis of the human oral microbiome. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 111:E2875-E2884.
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  • PhD, 2011, University of New Orleans, Computer Science
  • Fellowship, 2013, Marine Biological Laboratory, Post Doctoral Research Fellow