Posted: July 19, 2023

Microbiomes are communities of microorganisms that inhabit an environment. Half of the cells in humans are microbes. As a collective, microbial assemblages and their genomes have profound impacts on solutions related to agricultural production, human chronic diseases, and ecosystem stability, among others.

Dean Rick Roush is joined by Seth Bordenstein, director of the Microbiome Center, and Sarah Bordenstein, associate research professor, to discuss the Penn State Microbiome Center and its research, along with their flagship science education project, Discover the Microbes Within!