Welcome to the University of Michigan’s Microbiome Core

We offer services and resources to microbiome researchers from across campus and beyond. Please use our MiCores website when you are ready to submit samples.

CURRENT PROCESSING TIME: approximately 3 WEEKS from date of sample delivery.

Our services include:

         ** Bacterial RNA-seq**
          High Throughput Extraction of Nucleic Acids  
          Microbial Community Profiling - (16S, ITS, and EMP 16S)
          Microbial Genome Sequencing
          Strain Collection Database
         **Limited time pricing for per sample whole genome sequencing (low-throughput) at $120 each**

The Microbiome Core is housed in the Medical Science Research Building I (MSRB-I). We provide services for the National Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers (MMPC) and are allied with the UM Center for Gastrointestinal Research (UMCGR).

Please contact us if you have any questions, need a quote, or to discuss a project.

Meet the team:
Tom Schmidt, Ph.D.- Microbiome Core Director
Karrie Black, M.B.A. - Financial Administrator
Christina Cartaciano, M.S. - Senior Project Manager
Ruqaiya Siddiqui, M.S. - Microbiome Core Lab Specialist

Scientific Advisory Board Members:  Drs. Robert Dickson, Jonathan Golob and Eric Martens

Acknowledgements in Recent Publications