Training, Funding, Education

Imagine MicrobiomeTraining

Thanks to the Goodman-Luskin Microbiome Center’s world-leading expertise; collaborative, multidisciplinary environment; and extensive menu of specialized core services, the center provides an outstanding ecosystem in which to nurture the next generation of superstar microbiome researchers.

Early-career investigators from across the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Health will benefit from the support of established standouts in microbiome research as well as convenient access to core services such as neuroimaging, bioinformatics and administrative support — providing them a sturdy framework as they rise in their respective fields.

Those advancing their research and clinical careers within UCLA Vatche & Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases’ prestigious fellowship program — one of the largest in the nation — will be able to train with established leaders in integrative microbiome research. The strength of the division’s training program is evidenced by the investigators who have come through the program and gone on to become members and leaders in microbiome and brain-gut microbiome research.

The Goodman-Luskin Microbiome Center has already established a seed funding program to help launch promising lines of inquiry. It will soon be expanding its training, funding and education efforts to include a postdoctoral research fellowship, Pilot and Feasibility Study Awards and educational programs featuring leaders in the field sharing the latest insights and investigations.