Who We Are

Primary Goals


To enhance research on the microbiome to achieve a deeper understanding of its role in health and disease and to identify targets for intervention.


To provide educational programs including a seminar series, symposia and courses to transfer knowledge about the microbiome to scientists; graduate, professional and undergraduate students; and the public.


To provide UB faculty, faculty from other institutions, students, industry, governmental funding agencies, foundations and the public with up-to-date information.