Research

A better world for us and for the environment

This trans-disciplinary science is capturing the imagination of the public and is showing tremendous promise to improve the health and well being of people and the earth.

To understand and harness the capability of microbes we must work across boundaries. We must work on fundamental studies that help us to discover, characterize, and model the microbes in our bodies, our water, plants and animals. We must understand the pathways and mechanisms in-between systems. What is happening between the gut and brain? How can we reduce antibiotic resistance by understanding how plants work in community with their microbial neighbors? We must work with public and private institutions to study and implement changes in clinical, policy, and public health practice. And, we must broaden our community, working together with citizens who can make choices toward microbial health for themselves and the world around them.

The Microbiome Center aims to foster and support research at these intersections. 

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