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Mucosal and Vaccine Research Colorado (MAVRC) Program

Mucosal and Vaccine Research Colorado (MAVRC) Program
 

UC Denver Microbiome Research Consortium (MiRC)


MiRC - Microbiome Research Consortium

MISSION

The objective of the UC-Denver Microbiome Research Consortium (MiRC) is to facilitate collaborative, innovative studies of the human-microbe interface (the "microbiome" at the University of Colorado and at-large.  MiRC provides the expertise and infrastructure required for all facets of microbiome research.  From bedside to bench to bioinformatics.  Our projects have explored the roles played by human-associated microbes in diverse human conditions including:

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Asthma
  • Children's Interstitial Lung Diseases
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Staphylococcus areus colonization
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Micronutrient excess
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Catheter biofilms
  • Impact of vaccination

These studies have been carried out in the U.S. and in resource-limited countries.

MiRC PERSONNEL

Please contact us if you have a specific microbiome-related project in mind or want more general information.

Daniel N. Frank, Ph.D. (Co-director)
Gastrointestinal and skin/nasal microbiota

Assistant Professor
University of Colorado - School of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Mucosal and Vaccine Research Colorado (MAVRC)
Microbiome Research Consortium Colorado (MiRC)
Anschutz Medical Center
12700 E. 19th Avenue, RC2 - Room 11007
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-5536
daniel.frank@ucdenver.edu

J. Kirk Harris, PhD. (Co-director)
Respiratory microbiota and model system microbiota

Assistant Professor
University of Colorado - School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, Pulmonary Medicine
Mucosal and Vaccine Research Colorado (MAVRC)
Microbiome Research Colorado (MiRC)
Children's Hospital
13123 E. 16th Avenue, B396
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-4943
jonathan.harris@ucdenver.edu