Stefano Bertuzzi, Ph.D., MPH, executive director and CEO of the American Society for Microbiology, will join Research!America in a webinar for member organizations to discuss the National Microbiome Initiative on Friday, September 16 at 1 p.m. ET. The National Microbiome Initiative brings together public, private and not-for-profit organizations to advance our understanding of microbiomes, the communities of microorganisms throughout our environment. Through interdisciplinary research, the development of innovative technologies and a robust workforce, the initiative seeks to collect novel information and deploy new knowledge to improve the lives of Americans across the nation. Dr. Bertuzzi will provide an overview of the initiative, and insight about the implications and opportunities that arise from this massive national undertaking. To register, visit http://bit.ly/2bPXGrA.