Close-up image of a purple-gloved hand holding a petri dish.In response to emerging microbiome science, a university-wide pilot research center in microbiome was established in 2016, and approved as a full research center in 2019. The center facilitates the integration of microbiome research, education, and training activities on campus. The main objectives of this center are to advance the understanding of human biology in the lenses of microbiome and human and microbiota interactions, promote the translation of microbiome knowledge into precision diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies, and provide added values to the entire UAB campus in microbiome research.

For more information, visit the Microbiome Center website.