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The Center for Mucosal & Microbiome Biology (CMMB)

From basic science to clinical trials: spearheading research and educational initiatives focused on the role of the microbiome and the associated metabolites in health and diseases.

Our Mission

The Center for Mucosal & Microbiome Biology (CMMB) sits on the cutting edge of microbiome research and education at UT Health San Antonio, serving as an intellectual nexus for basic and translational immunology.


The Center for Mucosal & Microbiome Biology kicked off its inaugural meeting on February 17, 2022 with over 80 prospective faculty and staff in attendance. UT Health San Antonio executive leadership gave an overview of the center and provided insight on the collaborative potential and research opportunity this newly established center will bring to the institution. Guest speakers included Dr. Robert A. Hromas, Dean, Long School of Medicine, Dr. Manzoor Bhat, Vice Dean for Research (Interim), Dr. Patrick Sung, Associate Dean for Research and the Robert A Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry, and the newly appointed Director of the Center for Mucosal & Microbiome Biology Dr. Mansour M. Zadeh.

Full Inaugural Video Presentation