Partnering with uBiome for your Research Study

We're all measuring the effects that diet, exercise, or health conditions have on us all the time. Weight, steps, calories, sleep, stress, you name it. But what about the bacteria in and on your body that outnumber your human cells 10 to 1?

How do you know what effect your lifestyle has on your microbiome? 

Here's your chance to find out, with the help of next-generation bacterial DNA sequencing technology at your fingertips.

Organizations who have run studies with us include UCSF, Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard, the Natural History Museum, King’s College London, The University of Sydney, Ecover, and many more.

You can sample at any site of the body, with the most popular being gut, mouth, skin, nose, and genitals.

For more information or to sign up as a uBiome study partner, please email Alexandra at

Your body is an ecosystem with trillions of microbes.

Here's how the study partnership works:

  1. 1. You decide what question you want to ask, and spread the word to your community.
  2. 2. uBiome will handle logistics for your study, from shipping kits to analyzing data, all under IRB approval.
  3. 3. We all contribute to science! The gut microbiome has already been linked to cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, anxiety, depression, asthma, and gut disorders. There's so much more to be discovered.

How it works


Sample your bacteria

We'll send you home sampling kits that take less than 2 minutes to use (and are not gross). It's super easy!


Cutting Edge Technology

Our lab uses next-generation DNA sequencing to identify your bacteria and help you compare results of your group.


Be a citizen scientist

Explore your inner world. What's in your gut? Is it Streptoccus? Clostridia? The elusive Marvinbryantia?

Why should I test my microbiome?

  • Learn which bacteria live in and on your body.
  • Understand how your bacteria compare to different types of people.
  • Help advance the science of the microbiome as a citizen scientist.
  • Come on, you know you love your bacteria...

We look forward to working with you to discover new things about the microbiome!

For more information or to sign up as a uBiome study partner, please email Alexandra at

uBiome kit