The University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) is a world-leader in microbiome research, biomedical engineering, quantitative measurements and modeling, cellular and chemical imaging, drug discovery, “’omics” sciences, and much more. The UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) leverages the university’s strengths to draw interdisciplinary teams of researchers together and push the boundaries of the human understanding of microbiomes — the distinct constellations of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that live within and around humans, other species, and the environment.
We accelerate microbiome research
and develop new methods for manipulating microbiomes
to improve human health and benefit the environment.
The CMI partners with top companies in a variety of industries from around the world, creating a bridge with UC San Diego faculty, researchers, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers to collaborate on projects that are transforming the way the microbiome is studied. Through these collaborations, we develop the talent and technology the industry needs for the future of microbiome research.