About CT Microbiome Initiative
Here’s your portal to the extensive microbiome capabilities of Connecticut institutions – the people and facilities you need to enable and accelerate success in microbiome research.

Connecticut has what microbiome start-ups need:

  • Mentorship and guidance from scientific experts
  • Genomics: sample preparation; DNA sequencing facility
  • Computational Sciences: Staff for analysis, statistics, bioinformatics
  • Microbiology facility for isolation of organisms
  • Biorepository to store clinical samples
  • Administrative support: biosafety; human subject research processes & oversight; legal; financial; HR



The Connecticut Microbiome Initiative (CMI) promotes development of a robust microbiome business sector in Connecticut through improving awareness of the state’s resources and expertise in this burgeoning field, outreach to companies developing microbiome-based products and services, and coordination with the state’s economic development resources.

  • Mark Adams – JAX Genomic Medicine
  • Mostafa Analoui – UCONN
  • Joerg Graf – UCONN
  • Jon Soderstrom – Yale
  • Amanda Hayward – CT Innovations