Tom is a leading expert on the role of the human microbiome in health, chronic disease, and aging. As a translational scientist, his primary focus is on the clinical application of microbiome research in the functional and integrative medicine space. He has worked with early-stage biotechnology companies as a research scientist, and more recently, as a consultant for microbiome and clinical testing companies, including Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory, Viome and Vibrant America. He also serves as a scientific advisor for nutraceutical company Designs for Health. In addition, provides consulting and educational services for functional medicine and integrative health practitioners. His doctoral training at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and postdoctoral training at the University of Utah were focused on the molecular biology of aging and longevity. He is also certified as a Nutrition Therapy Practitioner by the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver.