Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection

CMDI researchers at Georgia Tech investigate the mechanisms and consequences of microbial community dynamics, both in the environment and during infection. We focus on microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions, how these are shaped by environmental context, and how these processes interact to determine human health and ecosystem services and sustainability.

Research Areas

The assembly of microbial communities and response to stressors


Manipulating microbial community dynamics to achieve desirable functional outcomes



Contact Us

Marvin Whiteley, Director (
Frank Stewart, Associate Director (