Welcome to the University of Michigan’s Microbiome Core

Happy New Year!

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 2 WEEKS (from date of sample delivery) 

*Due to COVID19 and high demand for consumables, our turnaround time might vary based on availability. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

Our services include:

          High Throughput Extraction of Nucleic Acids  
          Microbial Community Profiling - (16S, ITS, and EMP 16S)
          Microbial Genome Sequencing
          Strain Collection Database

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
Chris Blair, B.S. - Microbiome Core Lab Manager
Christina Cartaciano, M.S. - Microbiome Core Lab Specialist
Ruqaiya Siddiqui, M.S. - Microbiome Core Lab Specialist
Karrie Black, M.B.A. - Financial Administrator

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