Brianna Petrone


I am a student in Duke’s MD-PhD program and joined the David lab for my PhD in early 2018.  I did my undergraduate work in biology at MIT, where I developed a soft spot for quantitative approaches to biological systems.  After graduating, I studied regulation of virulence in Salmonella at the NY Department of Health and developed rapid diagnostics for respiratory disease outbreaks at CDC.

I am interested in understanding the role of human microbiota in states of health and disease in order to design microbiota-directed therapies.  Apart from science, I am happiest when spending time with family and friends, climbing, and baking complicated layer cakes.