About Us

Jonathan Eisen
Faculty Director Dr. Jonathan Eisen

Mission

The mission of the Microbiome Special Research Program is to elevate the status of UC Davis as a world leader in integrative microbiome work and become the campus hub to coordinate and organize efforts in microbiome research across all UC Davis Colleges and Schools. 

Our main objectives are to:

  • Improve communication and networking between researchers: internal and external
  • Provide a virtual hub for dissemination of microbiome related funding, collaboration opportunities, and data
  • Catalyze research through seed funding programs
  • Address training gaps at the graduate and post graduate level
  • Raise the profile of microbiome research performed at UC Davis

 

Faculty Advisory Committee

Satya DandekarSatya Dandekar

Professor & Chair

Medical Microbiology & Immunology, School of Medicine

 

James GriesemerJames Griesemer

Professor

Philosophy Center for Science and Innovation Studies

 

Peter LeePeter Lee

Professor

School of Law Center for Science and Innovation Studies

 

Stanley MarksStanley Marks

Professor

Medicine & Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine

 

David MillsDavid Mills

Professor, Peter J. Shields Endowed Chair in Dairy Food Science

Food Science and Technology Viticulture and Enology

 

Debbie NiemeierDebbie Niemeier

Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Helen RaybouldHelen Raybould

Professor

Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine

 

Jorge RodriguesJorge Rodrigues

Associate Professor

Land, Air, & Water Resources

 

John StachowiczJohn Stachowicz

Professor and Chair

Evolution & Ecology Center for Population Biology Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute

 

Dawn SumnerDawn Sumner 

Professor

Earth and Planetary Sciences

 

Elaine WaetjenElaine Waetjen

Professor 

Obstetrics & Gynecology School of Medicine