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Vast Potential Applications

Human Microbiome Institute

Human Microbiome Institute 

Microbial artwork credit: Mehmet Berkmen, Ph.D. and Maria Peñil
Vast Potential Applications

The human genome marked a revolutionary shift in research by providing the scientific community with access to more than 20,000 targets with the potential to impact disease. Today, the human microbiome offers millions of such targets, providing a more complete understanding of the systems which govern human health and giving rise to an explosion of scientific interest and inquiry. Currently, the microbiome is being evaluated as a potential solution for more than 50 unique disorders and diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, atherosclerosis, eczema, asthma and colorectal cancer. Recent scientific advances have implied that microbiome-based health solutions have the potential to positively affect the entire spectrum of human health and disease, affecting countless individuals across the global population.


Join Our Team


We are seeking curious, resourceful, and inventive teammates to help develop microbiome solutions that will improve world health. See openings and apply here.

Let’s Work Together


Translating microbiome science into transformative products will require multidisciplinary collaboration. Learn more about our approach to partnership here.

Contact Us


Are you a researcher, clinician, or entrepreneur who is using the microbiome to change healthcare? Let’s talk.