Welcome to the University of Michigan’s Microbiome Core

Human Enterotypes

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.

Our services include:

High Throughput Extraction of Nucleic Acids  

Microbial Community Profiling - (16S, ITS, and EMP)

Microbial Genome Sequencing

Strain Collection Database

Click here to request a price quote.

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).

Contact us at microbiomecore@umich.edu

if you have questions or would like 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

Michael Dority, M.S. - Core Administrator


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