Research Resources

The technology hubs planned for the Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine is central to our core mission, to accelerate the discovery and application of microbiome-based innovations to revolutionize disease treatment and patient care for children and adults.

Junior CoLabs

Microbiome center-supported Junior CoLabs offer technologies, expertise and pipelines to streamline data generation and pre-clinical testing.

Gnotobiotic Mouse Facility

The Center is expanding the Gnotobiotic Core Facility to enable pre-clinical testing of novel microbiome-based interventions.

Contact: Jessie Turnbaugh ([email protected])


Microbial Genomics

The Center offers next-generation sequence-based microbiome profiling and support for data analyses. Bacterial and fungal biomarker analyses are currently available, and metagenomic analyses will be available in summer 2020.

Contact: Dat Nguyen ([email protected])


Metabolism/Small Molecule

The Center is developing an analytical chemistry CoLab to measure small molecules and proteins produced by microbiomes. We expect the facility will be up and running in early summer 2020.

Contact: Moriah Sandy ([email protected])


Microbial Culture Facility

Our new anaerobic culture facility, with state-of-the-art robotics for high-throughput microbial isolation and culture, will be operational in summer 2020.

Contct: Dat Nguyen ([email protected])