The Microbial Sciences Initiative is an intellectual epicenter of microbiology.

MSI was founded on the belief that research flourishes where communication and collaboration are maximized. MSI is a cross-campus entity uniting more than 100 research laboratories at Harvard University and nucleating microbe-based innovation across New England.

    Lab in a Ball #2 by Lisa GoersImage: Lab in a Ball #2, by Lisa Goers, Ph.D. Image description: A research laboratory is reflected, inverted, in a glass sphere held in the palm of a researcher's hand.