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The Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative (VMI), supported by the Trans-Institutional Programs, brings together an unprecedented group of multidisciplinary expertise from five schools to (i) create an infrastructure that unifies the microbiome community around complex challenges, (ii) catalyze campus-wide research, training, and teaching activities, and (iii) deploy state-of-the-science technologies and methods that will fundamentally advance microbiome science, therapy, education, and policy.

From bacteria to archaea, viruses, and single-celled eukaryotes, communities of microbes have major impacts on our health, our homes, our genomes, the oceans, atmosphere, and biodiversity. The Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative is positioned to produce research, education, and outreach that will improve basic, translational, and clinical science, spur new aspects of law and and philosophy, and expose a microbial world astonishing in its universality and diversity.

If you would like to learn more about the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative, stay connected by using the contact form to the right or contacting the leadership team directly.

BreakThru Blog Post describing VMI’s activities this past year: May 14, 2018

Vanderbilt Research News highlighting VMI’s role in becoming a standard for other microbiology research and education programs: December, 19,2019