Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection



The Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection (CMDI)  is an interdisciplinary research center founded in 2018 with the mission to transform the study and sustainable control of microbial dynamics in contexts of human and environmental health.  

CMDI brings together a community of over 80 trainees and research scientists from diverse specialisms including microbial ecology, microbiome dynamics, microbial bio-physics, socio-microbiology, infection dynamics, host-pathogen interactions, marine microbiology, microbial evolution, viral ecology, spatial imaging, and math/computational modeling.

For a brief overview of the Center, please see our flyer here.


  • Professor Dusts Off High School Musical Skills for “The Mold That Changed the World”

    A touring musical celebrating the man who gave us penicillin is inviting local scientists to join the chorus for its Atlanta shows — and School of Biological Sciences Associate Professor Brian Hammer is ready for showtime. 


  • Fall 2022 GT Astrobiology Distinguished Lecture and Social Event!

    Please join us for the Fall 2022 GT Astrobiology Distinguished Lecture and Social Event! In the afternoon, there will be a social event with food and refreshments beginning at 4:00 PM, located at the Molecular Science and Engineering (MoSE) outdoor patio, ground floor. We will also be taking a group photo at this time, so bring your GT Astrobiology shirts!


  • Research Next Enters New Phase

    With the research landscape rapidly changing, Georgia Tech must respond to external forces to address local, national, and global challenges and produce novel ideas ​and actionable solutions.​ In alignment with the Institute strategic plan, Research Next positions Georgia Tech to respond to future challenges with innovation, expertise, creativity, and a dedication to improving the human condition.

  • No Separations: Meet Ellinor Alseth, CMDI’s First Early Career Award Fellow

    The Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection’s inaugural Early Career Award Fellow shares about launching her interdisciplinary postdoctoral research program and asks: Can a bacteria that’s “good at scooping up DNA” teach us about harnessing viruses to battle bacterial infections?

  • Joshua Weitz Named Simons Investigator of Theoretical Physics in Life Sciences

    Viruses play an important role in shaping human and environmental health. Joshua Weitz, School of Biological Sciences professor and Tom and Marie Patton Chair, has been named a Simons Investigator for his theoretical work on microbial and viral ecology and infectious disease dynamics.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

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