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Auri Garcia Gonzalez

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Auri P. Garcia Gonzalez, MD PhD is a General Surgery Resident at Duke University. Dr. Garcia Gonzalez began her residency at Duke in 2021, which included a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Lawrence David in the Duke Microbiome Center under the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. Her clinical interests include colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and acute care surgery. Her research focus in the David lab has been to use a mouse model of fecal diversion to understand host-microbe interactions during low nutrient conditions. Her ultimate goal is to develop microbiome-targeting therapeutics for patients with fecal diversion, or with intestinal starvation. 

Dr. Garcia Gonzalez was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She graduated the University of Puerto Rico with a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Mathematics, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then moved to the University of Massachusetts for her MD/PhD. Her graduate degree is in Systems Biology; she studied host-microbe-drug interactions in the laboratory of Dr. Marian Walhout.

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