Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research
Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research
In 2011, the Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research (CMMR) was established at the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Here, we leverage various ‘omics’ technologies, microbial genetics, a variety of pre-clinical models and cell and molecular biology to enable our understanding of the human microbiome and its impact on health and disease.
The CMMR houses five primary faculty and over 50 students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and staff. These investigators are currently pursuing nearly 300 individual microbiome-related projects with more than 150 collaborators worldwide, with this number increasing daily.
Our services are highly collaborative, with diverse projects that include microbial ecology and model systems, immunology, cell biology, genetics and genomics, metabolomics, epidemiology, and systems engineering.