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Alfredo Blakeley-Ruiz

Postdoctoral Research Scholar – Kleiner Lab

Thomas Hall 4555/4510


Alfredo is a postdoctoral fellow in the CGIBD basic science T32 doing his research in the PMB department under Dr. Manuel Kleiner.  Alfredo operates at the interphase between genome science, analytical chemistry, and microbiology to understand gut microbiota function. He is currently seeking to understand how sources of dietary protein affects the gut microbiota. Alfredo graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Notre Dame in 2011. He spent three years working on early drug discovery for Tuberculosis at the Infectious Diseases Research Institute in Seattle, WA, before pursuing a Ph.D. in the Genome Science and Technology program jointly sponsored by the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Alfredo attained his Ph.D. in 2020 under the direction of Dr. Robert L. Hettich. Alfredo serves on the Science Advisory Council for the University of Notre Dame as a Young Alumni.


B.S. Biology University of Notre Dame 2011

Ph.D. Genome Science and Technology University of Tennessee 2022


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