Gregory A. BuckBS, MS, PhD
Gregory A. Buck, Ph.D., is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He obtained his BS in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his MS and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Washington-Seattle studying the toxinogenic bacteriophages of Corynebacterium diphtheria. He did postdoctoral research at the Institut Pasteur in Paris studying the genetics of antigenic variation in African Trypanosomes, and subsequently joined the faculty in the department of Microbiology and Immunology at VCU. He founded and directs VCU’s Nucleic Acids Research Facilities which maintains VCU’s Next Generation Sequencing infrastructure, and Center for High Performance Computing which provides research computing capacity to VCU’s investigators. He founded the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity in 2000 under the umbrella of VCU Life Sciences, and directed that unit until 2017. His recent work has focused on high throughput microbial genomics and metagenomics, with a focus on women’s health.