About Us


The Core for Integrated Microbiota Research (CIMR) is an inter-collegial resource for investigators performing or planning to integrate microbiota research into their current research programs. The CIMR provides a new-to-campus infrastructure for germ-free and gnotobiotic rodent studies, germ-free line derivation, microbiota specimen collection, and metagenomic and metabolomic analyses. Learn more about us »


Networking Event brings together Microbiota Researchers

The Texas A&M Microbiota Research Interest Group hosted an inaugural Research Networking Event on Nov. 8, 2016. Diverse, microbiota-oriented investigators across the University came together to discuss their unique critical mass and strategic opportunities. Read more about the event »

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Recent Publications

Nod2: A Critical Regulator of Ileal Microbiota and Crohn's Disease.

Sidiq T, Yoshihama S, Downs I, Kobayashi KS. Front Immunol. 2016 Sep 20;7:367. Review. Free PMC Article.

The skin microbiome in allergen-induced canine atopic dermatitis.

Pierezan F, Olivry T, Paps JS, Lawhon SD, Wu J, Steiner JM, Suchodolski JS, Rodrigues Hoffmann A., Vet Dermatol.  - August 2016

Bacterial Communities: Interactions to Scale.

Stubbendieck RM, Vargas-Bautista C, Straight PD.
Front Microbiol. 2016 Aug 8;7:1234. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01234. eCollection 2016. Review.
PMID: 27551280 Free PMC Article.

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Intestinal Microbiome in Human Health and Disease

James Versalovic, MD, PhD. Professor, Baylor College of Medicine. Pathologist-in-Chief, Texas Children’s Hospital.

March 7, 2017 at noon. Bryan Campus, HPEB LL38 | CSTR Grand Rounds

The Real Impact of Rodent Diet on Microbiome and Gut Health Research

Taconic Webinar by Dr. Michael A. Pellizzon (Research Diets Inc.), March 20-23, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Register to attend via webcast.


Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt, Probiotic Fellowship Grant

$25,000 grant for students or post-docs. Deadline Feb. 15, 2017.
Application requirements for this grant.