Who We Are

The UCLA Microbiome Center brings together UCLA investigators from different departments and schools interested in the human microbiome, representing a wide spectrum of expertise, spanning from oral biology, mucosal inflammation, metabolism, skin, to brain gut interactions.

Steering Committee

Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD Jonathan Jacobs, MD, PhD
Elaine Hsiao, PhD Jeff F. Miller, PhD
Aydogan Ozcan, PhD


Major Goals of the Center

The main goal of the Center is to provide a home for microbiome interested investigators which will foster interdisciplinary interactions. In order to accomplish this goal, we plan to develop coordination opportunities for technology use (e.g., bioinformatics, 16s analyses, metabolomics), provide a forum for interdisciplinary seminars and lectures, provide opportunities for students, trainees and junior faculty members to develop expertise in the microbiome field, and identify and facilitate action on funding opportunities for large scale multidisciplinary research projects.

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