Lingchong You is a James L. Meriam Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. The You lab (youlab.bio) uses a combination of mathematical modeling, machine learning, and quantitative experiments to elucidate principles underlying the dynamics of microbial communities for applications in computation, engineering, and medicine. Dr. You pioneered the programming of collective behaviors of microbial communities in time and space using chemical and genetic communication. Dr. You is a David and Lucile Packard Fellow (2006), a Dupont Young Professor(2008), an NSF Career Awardee (2010), and a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering (2019). He currently serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Molecular Systems Biology, PLoS Computational Biology, Quantitative Biology, and ACS Synthetic Biology.