Our mission is to empower microbiome science for the design and prediction of microbial communities in animal, plant, human, environmental, and engineered systems.
In 2013, a small group of faculty at Ohio State University began organizing around the study of microbial communities across environments and within animal and human hosts. In 2017, this science gained more formal recognition on campus with the establishment of the Microbial Communities Thematic Program as part of Infectious Diseases Institute. Built on the early efforts and energy of many individuals across campus, The Center of Microbiome Science (CoMS) was launched in 2020 and represents faculty from 7 different colleges at Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. As of 2020, our center is also part of the Microbiome Centers Consortium.
Founding Director: Matthew Sullivan – College of Arts and Sciences & College of Engineering, email@example.com
Executive Director: Seth A. Faith – Infectious Diseases Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Director: Vanessa Hale – College of Veterinary Medicine, email@example.com
Executive Advisory Board
Karen Dannemiller – College of Engineering
Steven Goodman – Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Jiyoung Lee – College of Public Health & College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Phillip Popovich – College of Medicine
Zakee Sabree – College of Arts and Sciences
Christopher G. Taylor – College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences
Jenessa Winston – College of Veterinary Medicine