Technology Hubs

The technology hubs housed in the Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine are 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.

Microbiome center-supported facillities offer technologies, expertise and pipelines to streamline data generation and pre-clinical testing. Our facilities operate as inbucators and plug-ins in the larger UCSF CoLab network. Learn about UCSF CoLabs.


Gnotobiotic Mouse Research Facility (CoLab Incubator)

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

Contact: Dr. Jessie Turnbaugh 


Microbial Genomics CoLab Plug-in

The Center offers next-generation sequence-based microbiome profiling and support for data analyses. Go to Microbial Genomics CoLab Plug-in.

Contact: Dr. Rahim Khan


Quantitative Metabolite Analysis Center (CoLab Plug-in)

The Quantitative Metabolite Analysis Center supports an analytical chemistry CoLab to measure small molecules and proteins produced by microbiomes. Go to Quantitative Metabolite Analysis Center.

Contact: Dr. Darren Dumlao


Microbial Culture Facility

Our planned anaerobic culture facility will enable high-throughput microbial isolation and culture. Go to Microbial Culture Facility.

Contact: Dr. Rahim Khan