The Center for Host-Microbial Interactions (CHoMI) provides an interdepartmental intellectual home for Duke investigators who are interested in this broad area of research. CHoMI was originally conceived as the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, which was designed to build on the success of the mycology group at Duke and strengthen bacterial pathogenesis initiatives at our institution. Following the successful recruitment of new faculty, the Center has evolved into a community of 40 laboratories spanning a number of departments and divisions that are focused on the study of various unique aspects of host-microbial interactions. Please visit our Faculty page for detailed information regarding individual research programs and laboratory websites. Visit our History page to learn more about the center.


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For questions regarding the Center for Host-Microbial Interactions, please reach out to Cindy Wicker,