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Lawrence Anthony David

Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
4116 MSRB3 Building, Box 103053, Durham, NC 27710
Box 103053, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Grants


Tri-Institutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2024 - 2029

The impact of the oral microbiome on pulmonary function among people with HIV in Botswana

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2024 - 2029

Duke KURe Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2013 - 2028

A computational pipeline for DNA metabarcoding

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative · 2022 - 2027

NSF Engineering Research Center for Precision Microbiome Engineering (PreMiEr)

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2022 - 2027

Tri-Institutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2024 - 2029

The impact of the oral microbiome on pulmonary function among people with HIV in Botswana

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2024 - 2029

Duke KURe Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2013 - 2028

A computational pipeline for DNA metabarcoding

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative · 2022 - 2027

NSF Engineering Research Center for Precision Microbiome Engineering (PreMiEr)

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2022 - 2027

Medical Scientist Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institute of General Medical Sciences · 2022 - 2027

Duke Training Grant in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1988 - 2027

Dietary plant diversity and the human gut microbiome

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2027

GGGH Colloquium invitation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by SPRINGER NATURE LIMITED · 2024 - 2026

Dietary strategies for enhancing bacterial pathogen resistance in the gut

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Burroughs Wellcome Fund · 2021 - 2026

Transforming Urine Output Tracking in Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2024 - 2026

Insights and Interventions for Infant Diet via DNA metabarcoding

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Gerber Foundation · 2023 - 2025

A Randomized Phase 2 Trial to Evaluate Prebiotic Intervention in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2025

Genetic and Genomics Training Grant

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2025

Vascular consequences of ultra-processed food consumption in middle-age

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University · 2022 - 2025

Ultra-processed food consumption, gut microbiota, and glucose homeostasis in mid-life adults

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University · 2022 - 2025

Genetic analysis of mucin utilization by Akkermansia muciniphila and its impact on host physiology

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2024

Duke CTSA (TL1) Year 5

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2024

Dietary determinants of infant microbiome metabolism

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by SPRINGER NATURE LIMITED · 2022 - 2023

Influence of prenatal exposure to air pollution and maternal stress on microglial sculpting of neural circuits

ResearchAdvisor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2023

Personalized Prebiotics to Optimize Microbiota Metabolism and Improve Transplant Outcomes

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation · 2018 - 2022

Accurate and automated tracking of patient urine and stool

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by North Carolina Biotechnology Center · 2019 - 2022

Medical Scientist Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1997 - 2022

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2005 - 2021

Predicting prebiotic effects on human microbiota, behavior, and cognition.

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2018 - 2021

Using natural bacterial interactions to control host-associated microbial communities

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation · 2015 - 2020

Genetics Training Grant

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1979 - 2020

AZD9668 and Neutrophil Elastase Inhibition to Prevent Graft-versus-Host Disease

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2019

Personalizing prebiotic therapies for astronauts' gut microbiota

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Baylor College of Medicine · 2017 - 2019

A high througput platform for screening microbial interactions

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Burroughs Wellcome Fund · 2016 - 2019

Personalizing prebiotic treatments that manipulate human gut microbiota

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2017 - 2018

Genetic Analysis in an intractable gut microbe

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2016 - 2018

Linking oxygen and bacterial ecology in necrotizing enterocolitis

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Hartwell Foundation · 2015 - 2018

Quantifying Nitrogen Limitation in the Gut Microbiota

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2015 - 2017

HARDAC+:Reproducible HPC for next-generation genomics

EquipmentMajor User · Awarded by North Carolina Biotechnology Center · 2016 - 2017

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship for Dr. Lawrence David in Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation · 2014 - 2016

Automated Library Preparation System for Next-Generation Sequencing

EquipmentMajor User · Awarded by North Carolina Biotechnology Center · 2014 - 2015

Discovering natural bacterial interactions within the human gut microbiota

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by The Global Probiotic Council · 2014 - 2015

External Relationships


  • De La Salle University
  • Department of Science and Technology, Philippines
  • Duke-NUS
  • Fulbright Scholarship Program
  • Global Grants for Gut Health Colloquium

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies, institutions, or organizations listed above. This information is available to institutional leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.