The Pathogen & Microbiome Institute (PMI) is a multi-disciplinary research center at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. We perform cutting-edge research on both pathogenic and commensal microbes, with the goal of advancing the human condition through the careful application of state of the art microbial and genomic science. PMI is committed to undergraduate and graduate student research training in an internationally-recognized world-class facility. We have over 100 faculty, full time staff, graduate and undergraduate students working with domestic and international collaborators to conduct experiments that define the future of pathogen research.
Director of Biodefense and Disease Ecology Center
Associate Director of Training and Education
PMI in the News
Keim Award 2021
The Keim Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research is designed to reward excellence in research by outstanding NAU students during their undergraduate studies.
Stenoparib & COVID-19
Stenoparib, an inhibitor of cellular poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP), blocks replication of the SARS-CoV-2 and HCoV-NL63 human coronaviruses in vitro.
Antimicrobial Resistant Yersinia Pestis
Known as the infamous Black Death, Plague continues to affect hundreds of people globally each year in underdeveloped countries.
Funding Sources & Collaborators
The research at Pathogen & Microbiome Institute is funded by grants from federal, state, and local sources. Our extensive research collaborates with scientists and organizations from across the globe.