Education & Training

Building a Community for Inter-disciplinary Research
Focused on training the next generation of microbiome researchers.

We will offer a variety of opportunities to educate and train the next generation of microbiome scientists and clinicians.

Virtual Workshops

We have offered virtual workshops in Microbial BioinformaticsMetabolomics, and Introduction to Gnotobiotics. These sessions were open to all UCSF trainees, staff, and faculty. If you missed past sessions and want to access the materials, contact Kristin Dolan ([email protected]).

Monthly Ignite Talks

Please join us every third Friday for short research presentations from members of the UCSF Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine. See list of presenters at View recordings of past talks at

Annual Symposium

Our BCMM Annual Symposium brings together leaders in the field of human microbiome research to share the latest developments and foster collaboration.

Our 2021 symposium was held virtually on January 21. Click here to access a recording of the event.

Summer Internships for Bay Area Youth

In partnership with the Mayor's office of San Francisco, we are offering summer research internships for underrepresented high school students interested in the human microbiome.

The Summer 2020 internship program has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for application dates in Spring 2021.