Novel human pathologies

The Human Microbiology Institute is focused on examining the role of microorganisms in the emergence and increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, cancers, and autoimmune disorders, as well as the role of bacteriophages that infect the microbiota as novel causative agents of human diseases. The HMI’s scientists have developed unique methods that enable us to address these questions, and thereby discover and characterize previously unrecognized microbiota-associated human disorders.

Our discovery a previously unrecognized form of human viral infectious disease might lead to reclassification of viral diseases. Furthermore, the results obtained from this study will elucidate the role of bacteriophages and other diseases of the human microflora in human pathologies.