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The Microbiota Research Interest Group welcomes all researchers interested in microbial communities in the broadest sense, including impact on human and animal health and disease, ecological and agricultural microbiomes, meta-omics and bioinformatics, and novel intersections with microbiota.


Themes and Representatives

Human Health and Disease

Robert Alaniz, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, College of Medicine


Ecology and Agricultural Microbiomes

Jeff Tomberlin, Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Tools and Technologies

Arul Jayaraman, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering


Past Events

  • Microbiota Open Forum, Nov. 8, 2016 - Flyer



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Core for Integrated Microbiota Research (CIMR)


Integrated Metabolomics Analysis Core (IMAC)

National Microbiome Initiative


Current NIH funding opportunities in Microbiome Research

NSF Vision for Microbiome Research

NIH Human Microbiome Project

Earth Microbiome Project


For additional information please contact

, research development officer, Research Development Services, Division of Research