Working together to improve our health and environment

students testing water.

The UB Microbiome Center collaborates with many faculty, staff, students and centers across the university to address those increasingly complex health and environmental challenges.

By soliciting diverse perspectives and sharing newfound knowledge, the center helps UB maintain its leading edge in microbiome research. 

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Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence (GEM)

The UB Microbiome Center closely aligns with GEM. It has joint research proposals and pilot projects, including those examining the role of gut microbiomes in chronic kidney disease or looking for ways to design an effective probiotic combination of bacteria to reduce obesity.

With GEM, the center also is coordinating learning forums and conferences so that faculty, industry and student audiences can benefit from broad support.

Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

The Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) offers the next step for many researchers in the life sciences and microbiome. It offers pilot grants and facilitates the highly competitive $16 million grant received from NIH to accelerate the development of new interventions to improve healthcare.

It is the hub of the Buffalo Translational Consortium which includes the area's leading academic, healthcare and research institutions. These collaborators have been active in the dramatic expansion of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, a new Roswell center and new buildings and locations for Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo as well as the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.