Center for Microbial Ecology
Dr. James M. Tiedje, Director
540 Plant and Soil Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1325
Phone 517-353-9021 / Fax 517-353-2917
The Center for Microbial Ecology was founded in 1989 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as one of the first eleven Science and Technology Centers in the nation. The Center has major programs in Research, Graduate Education, Industrial Outreach, and Educational Outreach designed to create new knowledge, facilitate the dissemination of knowledge to the industrial and governmental sectors, help to develop a well-trained work force knowledgeable in microbial ecology, and increase scientific literacy among K-12 students.