Who We Are


Principal Investigator (MIT)

Eric Alm

PhD Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director, Center For Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics

Professor Alm earned his Bachelors from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), his Masters from the University of California (Riverside), and his PhD from the University of Washington (Seattle). He held a postdoctoral appointment at the University of California (Berkeley) and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab before joining the faculty at MIT. His research group is an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists, computational biologists, molecular biologists, and microbial ecologists, which develop complementary computational and experimental methods to understand and engineer the human microbiome. The human microbiome plays a key role in human health and disease. Our research is focused on translating basic science discoveries rapidly into the clinic, where they can contribute to better outcomes for patients.


Engineering microbial ecology to improve human health

Engineering the human microbiome

Non-invasive monitoring of human health

Environmental surveillance

Sewage epidemiology

AMR IRG projects include the investigation of antibiotic effects on the microbiome and the clinical evaluation of fecal microbiota transplant for the treatment of drug-resistant persistent bacterial infections in the gut.

Projects I Contribute To

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