The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI)

About The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI)

In an era of superbugs, bioterrorism, and pandemics, the need for new technologies to fight a host of rapidly evolving and potentially deadly diseases has never been greater.

The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI) represents a key investment in the technologies of the future. PMI greatly expands NAU’s capabilities to conduct both basic and translational research in the following areas:

• Pathogen microbiology
• Biological Select Agents or Toxins (BSAT)
• Hospital-acquired infections
• The role of the microbiome in chronic healthcare challenges

PMI is committed to undergraduate and graduate student research training in an internationally-recognized world-class facility. There are over 100 faculty, full time staff, graduate and undergraduate students currently working in the Institute with additional researchers closely associated with PMI on the NAU campus.


Student Research Software Engineer

June 2018 Flagstaff, AZ
“Wonderful, supportive advising/supervision, amazing opportunities to build software and develop research publications, great co-workers.”

Undergraduate Research Assistant

January 2019 Flagstaff, AZ
“I really loved getting involved in the various research projects because I felt it helped me get a more well-rounded view of different types of research projects and different techniques used in various projects. I also got the chance to help make a protocol for a project, so that was great experience.”
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