Genome Medicine call for papers

Deadline: December 1st, 2019    Guest Editor: Dr. Ramnik Xavier

Belenky Lab publishes in Frontiers in Microbiology

Defining the Distint Skin and Gut Microbiomes of the Northern Pike (Esox lucius) – Reinhart et al. 2019

Microbial Ecology of Temperate Coral

Using a local Rhode Island coral as a model to study microbial ecology of symbiosis

Photo Credit: A. Schickle, Roger Williams University

“Astrangia poculata” as a model for studying corals


Vaishnava Lab publishes new immunity paper

Commensals Suppress intestinal epithelial cell retinoic acid synthesis to regulate Interleukin-22 activity and prevent microbial dysbiosis       Grizotte-Lake et al. 

Bacteria Summiting Mt. Epithelium

photo taken with Thermo Apreo VS Scanning Electron Microscope at Leduc Imaging Facility, Brown University

Zhang Lab publishes in Frontiers in Microbiology

Evolution of the natural transformation protein ComEC, in bacteria     Pimentel et al. 2018

Mission Statement

The state of Rhode Island has a large and diverse community of microbiome scientists with research interests ranging from fungal pathogens to marine organisms with many interests in between. The Rhode Island Microbiome Consortium brings together labs and local resources that are broadly interested in microbial community analysis. Our goal is to facilitate the exchange of techniques and to foster collaborations within the region. By connecting researchers and Cores, we accelerate research and build on capacity.  We also aim to host local meetings and symposia to share our research with the broader community.    

Under people, you will find a list of local researchers and a brief description of their work. Many of the scientists also list the specific approaches and tools used by each group to profile the microbiome. The resources page provides descriptions and links to a growing set of Cores and facilities within the state that are essential for our work. The news section provides a place for our group to post relevant announcements and updates related to the consortium and our labs. The meetings section provides a place to post information about local seminars and visiting lecturers as well as symposia and meetings.