David Good

David Good is a member of the Yanomami tribe, author, explorer, filmmaker, and founder of the Yanomami Foundation. He is currently a PhD candidate in microbiology at the University of Guelph, Ontario. His research focuses on the gut microbiome of Yanomami communities still living a traditional lifestyle of hunting-gathering and gardening.

A member of the Explorer’s Club, he coordinates expeditions to Yanomami territory to support programs in health, biocultural research, education, and cultural preservation. His unique ancestry and scientific training provide a rare opportunity to advance our understanding of the human microbiome, while building global awareness on the importance of protecting these few remaining isolated indigenous societies.


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