UMICH Microbiome Core

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 Whole Genome Sequencing
          Strain Collection Database
          **MALDI - microbial isolate identification, our newest service **

Please refer to our Qualtrics Survey to generate a quote. If you are an external client, you may submit a service request through our Qualtrics Intake form. Internal clients may submit requests for services through MiCores

The Microbiome Core is housed in the Medical Science Research Building I (MSRB-I, Room 1500/1503). 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 MS - Microbiome Core Lab Specialist
Lydia-Ann Ghuneim Ph.D. -Microbiome Core Lab Specialist
Ruqaiya Siddiqui MS- Microbiome Core Lab Specialist

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

Acknowledgements in Recent Publications