New Microbiome Initiative Data Center

Associate Professor Curtis Huttenhower recently received two new research grants.  A two-year NIH R21 entitled “Staphylococcus Aureus Carriage and the Nasal Microbiome” will characterize the associations between S. Aureas and the predominant members of the nasal microbiome, adding to the study of how their interactions with S. aureus prevent or facilitate this dangerous microbe’s colonization.  A three-year grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund will support the creation of a Microbiome Initiative Data Center (JDRF-MIBC), a computational biology resource through which consortium members can consolidate multi’omic data, carry out analyses, and meta-analyze studies to identify new microbial therapies and diagnostics in type 1 diabetes.