Leveraging the Human Microbiome to Improve Health
Our Center is home to UCSF’s community of faculty and staff dedicated to integrative human microbiome research.
Predict and Prevent Childhood Disease
A major focus is the origin and evolution of the early-life human microbiome and its relationship with health outcomes in childhood.
Accelerating Microbiome Medicines
Dedicated to bringing microbiome-based treatments to patients in the shortest time possible.

Click for awardees of the 2020 Microbiome Research Program


BCMM stands committed to dismantling the structural barriers to education, research and employment endemic in our society, to promoting awareness of implicit bias and reinforcing inclusivity.

Our mission has never been more important.



The Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine at UCSF

Provides a centralized home for the healthcare-based community of human microbiome researchers across the University of California, San Francisco invested in exploring the human microbiome’s potential to predict, prevent and treat a wide range of diseases.



Major Areas of Support

  • Funding to conduct innovative, integrative studies to accelerate our capacity to predict and prevent childhood disease and to develop new microbiome-based strategies to treat existing conditions
  • Training program for the next generation of physicians and scientists specializing in the human microbiome
  • Annual symposium to promote education and collaboration in the field
  • Summer internship program for Bay Area youth
  • Support to maintain and expand the Center’s team of dedicated healthcare-centered faculty and staff
  • Advanced technology hubs housing next-generation platforms and technical expertise to support genomic and molecular microbiome studies
  • Expansion of our gnotobiotic mouse facility to facilitate pre-clinical testing of novel therapies