"Messieurs, c'est les microbes qui auront le dernier mot." (Gentlemen, it is the microbes who will have the last word.)
- Develop academic, clinical, and industrial infrastructure to advance microbiome knowledge and practice.
- Understand the ecological and biological characteristics of the human and environmental microbiomes in both health and disease, and find ways to restore to health.
- Create a core facilities network for stakeholders to facilitate laboratory and analytical operations for microbiome research and applications.
- Increase opportunity, outreach, and synergistic collaborations for faculty and students, industry, with state and national policy makers.
- Partner with communities about their concerns and to educate about microbiome roles in health and disease.
- Create a pathway for career development in microbiome studies.
RUMP Innovators in Host-Microbe Interactions in Ecology & Evolution
Jason H. Yang, PhD
Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Listen to the Advance Rutgers Podcast
Episode One: Our Changing Microbiome
Our human microbiome helps us do so many things, like digesting our food, train our immune system, and protect against illness. But modern-day practices are changing our microbiome and potentially increasing our risk for disease. This episode features features Dr. Martin Blaser, and Professor Gloria Dominguez-Bello.
Episode Two: Eating for a Healthier Gut
A healthy gut microbiome lowers our risk for disease and helps maintain overall health. So, it’s critical for all of us to nurture our distinct microbiota. This episode features Professor Liping Zhao.