Welcome to Microbial Ecology at Michigan State!

MSU has a long and rich history of studying microbial ecology and evolution.

Many groups across several departments are investigating how microbes survive, organize, and shape our environment.

MSU received support from the National Science Foundation to create the Center for Microbial Ecology in 1989 and the BEACON center in 2010.

MSU is a perfect environment to undertake collaborative research to address fundamental questions and better understand the role of microbes on our planet.


The CME is a member of the Microbiome Centers Consortium