About Us


The Duke Microbiome Center (DMC) was established to address the rapidly expanding interest among the public and scientific community in the pervasive roles of microbial communities in human health, the environment, and biotechnology.  The mission of the DMC is to cultivate and support microbiome science at Duke University.  We do so by providing an intellectual and educational environment that fosters collaboration and discovery, and by creating and supporting necessary resources at Duke University for research in the microbiome sciences.

The DMC leadership consists of DMC Director Dr. John Rawls, and the DMC Associate Directors Dr. Lawrence David, Dr. Claudia Gunsch, and Dr. Anthony Sung.

The DMC’s 2018 Strategic Plan can be accessed here.

The Duke Microbiome Center is affiliated with the national Microbiome Centers Consortium (MCC). To learn more about the MCC and its activities, click the icon below: