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February 11, 2021

ITiMS faculty, Lutgarde Raskin, elected to National Academy of Engineering, one of the field’s highest honors.

December 11, 2020

ITiMS fellow, Emily Crossette will be defending her Ph.D. dissertation "Microbial Diversity and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Land Applied Manure" on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 9:30 AM EST via Zoom:  The public portion of the defense is followed by a closed session with the dissertation committee.

November 04, 2020

"The NOSTER Science Microbiome Prize has been established to reward innovative research by young investigators working on the functional attributes of the microbiota of any organism that has potential to contribute to our understanding of human or veterinary health and disease or to guide therapeutic interventions."

October 29, 2020

The Microbiome Core is housed in the Medical Science Research Building I (MSRB-I).  They offer services and resources to microbiome researchers from across campus and beyond. Please use the MiCores website when you are ready to submit samples.

October 19, 2020

A Role for “Doing Science” in Science Education 

October 26, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (EST)

July 29, 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020, at 3:00 pm EST via Zoom (

July 22, 2020

Lut Raskin & Don Zak received one of the University of Michigan’s top honors as Distinguished University Professors.  The Board of Regents approved the appointments July 16. They are effective Sept. 1 and last throughout the recipient’s period of active service at U-M and may be retained after retirement.

June 29, 2020

"Ectomycorrhizal fungi deferentially obtain N derived from soil organic matter: implications for community assembly and forest response to climate change"

June 11, 2020

Hayden Hedman, PhD, ITiMS alum 2019, was recently accepted as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  He will begin Fall 2020.