Trans-NIH Microbiome Working Group (TMWG)

The Trans-NIH Microbiome Working Group (TMWG) was established in 2012 by Dr. Lita Proctor (NHGRI) to provide a forum for coordinating NIH extramural research activities related to the human microbiome. TMWG membership is open to all extramural program staff from ICs with an interest in the human microbiome. The TMWG meets monthly.

Main Area of Focus

  • To provide a forum for coordinating NIH extramural research activities related to the human microbiome

Points of Contact

Below is a list of extramural program staff who have agreed to serve as the primary point of contact for their Institute for microbiome research related inquiries. They will address general questions and, if needed, will direct your inquiries to the appropriate program director in their Institute

ICO Program Staff
NIAID Ryan Ranallo (Co-chair)
NCI Phil Daschner (Co-chair)
NHGRI Lisa Chadwick
NCATS P.J. Brooks
NHLBI Lis Caler
NIA Francesca Macchiarini
NIAAA Joe Wang
NIAMS Ricardo R. Cibotti
NICHD Tonse Raju
NIDA Jag H. Khalsa
NIDCR Dwayne Lunsford
NIDDK Bob Karp
NIEHS Anika Dzierlenga
NIGMS Darren Sledjeski
NIMH Nancy Desmond
NIMHD Michael Sayre
NINR Lois Tully
ODS Cindy Davis
ODP Ashley Vargas
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