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The UCI Microbiome Initiative is centered in the Ayala School of Biological Sciences and draws expertise from across campus. Participants include over 30 faculty and their labs from eight Schools and Programs (Biological Sciences, Medicine, Social Ecology, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Nursing Science, and Information & Computer Sciences).


Jennifer Martiny
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Associate Director

Katrine Whiteson
Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Faculty Advisory Board


Peter Donovan
Professor, Development & Cell Biology and Biological Chemistry


Joshua Grill
Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior and Co-Director, UCI MIND


Michele Guindani
Associate Professor, Statistics


Allon Hochbaum
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Assistant Professor, Chemistry



Alison Holman
Associate Professor, Nursing Science


Adam Martiny
Professor, Earth System Science
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Director, UCI OCEANS


Julia Massimelli
Assistant Teaching Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry


Nimisha Parekh
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program


Leslie Thompson
Professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior; Biological Chemistry; and Neurobiology & Behavior


Kathleen Treseder
Professor and Chair, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Petra Wilder-Smith
Professor, Beckman Laser Institute
Director of Dentistry, Beckman Laser Institute