Gregor Reid

Professor of Surgery, and Microbiology & Immunology, Western University

Having been a pioneer of probiotic research and the study of microbes in the urogenital tract of women, his research has expanded to studies of the gut, breast, heart and use of probiotics to detoxify environmental pollutants. Gregor’s research primarily focuses on beneficial microbes, and he is one of the world’s foremost experts on probiotics. To date, he has developed novel probiotic therapies used by several million people around the world. Since chairing the United Nations – World Health Organization Expert Panel and Working Group on Probiotics in 2001-2, Gregor has been recognized internationally. He was the President of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics. He has also held 28 patents, published over 536 peer-reviewed papers including in highly prestigious academic journals Science, JAMA, PNAS, PLoS One, Nature and Nature Reviews Microbiology; he has also given over 660 talks in 54 countries, and has a Google Scholar H factor of 95 with over 31,500 citations.

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