SIF162 Trans-University Microbiome Initiative (TUMI)

Project Manager: Sean R. Moore and William A. Petri

BoV Approved: Summer 2019

Project Dates: 10/01/2019 – 9/30/2022

Funding Awarded: $5,000,000

Executive Summary

The Trans-University Microbiome Initiative (TUMI) will bring together UVA students and faculty in microbiology, immunology, chemical engineering, nutrition, genomics, neuroscience, psychology, education, kinesiology, environmental science, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, biomedical engineering, data science, and biocomplexity and support research into the microbiome. The microbiome is an essential component of human health and is key to our response to interventions, but there is still a lot to discover about how it works. The University's leadership in this area has attracted in over $100M from the National Institutes of Health and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Current Status: Active


This award will be reviewed by the PAC at their October 2020 meeting.