The Integrated Training in Microbial Systems (ITiMS) program offers mentorship and financial support to University of Michigan doctoral students exploring the burgeoning field of microbiome studies. We aim to train future scientists who will design and implement novel prevention, diagnostic, and treatment strategies stemming from a deep understanding of the impact of microbial communities on human and environmental health.
While the program’s interdisciplinary workshops, trainings, and events are open to all master's and doctoral students, doctoral students are eligible to apply for an ITiMS traineeship (tuition and stipend). The first cohort of trainees joined in fall 2015.
For examples of ongoing projects, go to the integrative research page.