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
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.