Contact Us

We are always interested in hearing from individuals excited to get involved with microbiome research

Graduate Students

Our lab is affiliated with the following departments/graduate programs at UMN:

Prospective graduate students are always welcome and should apply through the programs listed above.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at UMN are always welcome! Interested students should send a resume and statement of interest to Dr. Staley []. Students should plan to spend a minimum of two semesters doing research in the Staley lab.


We are always happy to help investigators at UMN initiate or continue microbiome research, either serving as a core service provider or in collaboration. Investigators interested in microbiome research should contact Chris []. No experience necessary!

Clinical Microbiome Working Group

Interested PIs, residents, post-docs, and graduate students are welcome to attend our Clinical Microbiome Working group. We meet biweekly on Fridays in room 11-207 Moos Tower from 3:30pm - 4:30pm to discuss new and on-going research projects. If you're interested in presenting your idea for a proposal, protocol, or paper, please email Chris [] for available dates. Upcoming meeting dates are: 31-Jan-2020, 14-Feb-2020, 28-Feb-2020, 27-Mar-2020, 10-Apr-2020, 24-Apr-2020 [...].

Sequence Processing Office Hours

Individuals looking for assistance in sequence data processing and analysis are invited to attend weekly office hours on Wednesdays from 1-3pm in the Discovery Room on the 11th floor of Moos Tower. If you are interested in attending, please email Chris []. Not available the first Wed of the month due to supercomputer maintenance.

Job Opportunities

We are not currently hiring staff positions.


Office phone: (612)-625-8831

Office address:
Basic & Translational Research
11-214 Moos Tower

Lab phone: (612)-625-6915

Lab address:
11-196 Moos Tower

Mailing address:
420 Delaware Street SE
Mayo Mail Code 195
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Shipping address:
Rm11-202 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455