The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), a nonprofit medical research organization, is awardeing $13.7 million over three years to support cutting-edge biomedical research from seven teams of scientists, physicians and engineers, with faculty members from UC Berkeley, UCSF and Stanford on each team. The awards will fund two new programs: the CZ Biohub Microbiome Initiative and the CZ Biohub Intercampus Research Awards.
Launched as a pilot program earlier this year, the CZ Biohub Microbiome Initiative provides $4 million over three years to carry out research on the community of microbes within the human body that influence many aspects of health, from nutrition and immune function to drug metabolism.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ said, “…The awards will also help support our efforts to extend the reach of world-class, fundamental research through initiatives that can speed the translation of discoveries into inventions and services for the benefit of all.”
CCB faculty who are recipients of this award include Daniel Rokhsar, Nir Yosef, Steven E. Brenner, Michael I. Jordan, and Bin Yu.
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