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Welcome to CMiST

Located in Seattle at the University of Washington, CMiST (The Center for Microbiome Sciences & Therapeutics) is part of UW Medicine‚Äôs Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology.  CMiST is a microbiome research center committed to understanding the dynamic interactions between the human gut microbiome and our own cells, to advancing the development of microbiome-based biotherapeutics to treat or prevent disease, and to educating the community about the importance of the gut microbiome in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To accomplish these goals, CMiST has established a world class team of clinicians, scientists and educators that span biomedical and basic science departments, as well as the arts, at the University of Washington and its affiliated campuses.

Inspire Discovery.


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In addition to using
bio-art as a means to communicate with the public, it is our aim to use art to advance science.

Vivo Art.  Art to Advance Science.