Ph.D., Physiology, Adelaide University, South Australia
Current Research Projects • USDA-ARS: Cancer Prevention via Diet
• HNRCA Pilot award: Studies on the dietary modulation and anti-cancer potential of P. distasonis
Biography Dr. Jimmy Crott is Scientist I in the Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory at the HNRCA. He currently studies the interaction between diet, the gut microbiome, inflammation and colorectal tumorigenesis. Amongst Dr. Crott’s many contributions, he has identified specific metabolites and gut bacteria that could be used in the prevention of colorectal cancer and suppression of inflammation. He has also established a new mouse model of colorectal cancer, demonstrated that supplemental vitamin B6 suppresses experimental colitis, and demonstrated the importance of maternal and paternal B vitamins in programming offspring cancer risk and metabolism. Dr. Crott led a team to establish a gnotobiotic mouse facility at Tufts and is also founder of the Tufts Microbiome Interest Group. He is an editorial board member for the Journal of Nutrition, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry and for Frontiers in Nutrigenomics.