Discovering Universal Principles About
Microbiomes Across All Systems

A Cross-discipline Collaboration

Welcome to UCI Microbiome Center

Microbial communities–microbiomes–in our soil, oceans, and bodies have a lot in common. But current microbiome research is not well coordinated among disciplines. UCI Microbiome seeks to create cross-discipline collaboration to discover universal principles about microbiomes across all systems. The Center is supported by the School of Biological Sciences, the School of Medicine, and the Office of Research. 

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Research on microbiomes is being conducted in about 50 UCI labs across campus. Learn more about faculty whose labs currently have ongoing research or collaborations involving microbiomes.

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While human and environmental microbiomes have traditionally been studied separately, UCI researchers have already begun to bridge the gap, opening up new possibilities for improving our health and the planet’s.

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Find information and learn how to stay on track with resources such as consulting, monthly meetings, facilities, services, research fellowships, grant resources, workshops and web resources.

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