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Microbiomes Newsletters

We now have two newsletters you can subscribe to:

Microbiomes Institute Newsletter

This is our monthly newsletter which keeps you up-to-date on the USF Institute on Microbiomes activities including webinars, workshops, funding opportunities, etc.  

USF Metropolitan Food Project Newsletter

This is a new newsletter which keeps you posted on the current activities of the USF Metropolitan Food Project.  This project aims to improve food security, nutrition, and health for the USF and Tampa Bay/Gulf Coast Metropolitan communities through its transdisciplinary research and multifaceted education programs. Please see our Executive Summary for a complete description of our program.

If you would like to subscribe to these newsletters, please email

COVID-19 Blog

Dr. Christian Brechot has a blog dedicated to the science of COVID-19.  You can check it out here. 

Do you know we have a Canvas page?

The USF Initiatives on Microbiomes now has a Canvas page.  This is a great way to stay up to date on seminars, grant opportunities, as well as access a discussion forum.  

If you'd like to participate and have a USF email, please send an email to

You may also sign up for our email list, which does not require a USF address.  Please email to be added.

Microbiome Research Hub

The Microbiome, Immunology and Infection Mitigation Research Hub was created as part of USF's Pandemic Response Research Network.  Hub meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month from 3:00 - 4:00.  For more information about the Hub, please go to:

For a Microsoft Teams invite, please email Gerri Graca at

All Microbiome Hub presentations will be noted under Webinars below.  


Microbiome Research Hub
Thursday, December 9th, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST

Dissecting the connections between host genetic variation, gut microbes and metabolites

Federico E. Rey, PhD

Associate Professor of Bacteriology
University of Wisconsin, Madison

To attend, please email for a Teams Invite. 


Please contact Gerri Graca