The mission of the UNL Gut Initiative is to understand the relationship between the gut ecosystem and health and performance characteristics of humans and animals.

Our ultimate goal is to translate this understanding into products that promote development and maintenance of a healthy microbiota and reduce the incidence of disease.

GFI is multidisciplinary, engaging researchers from microbiology, molecular ecology, genetics, immunology, bioinformatics, clinical and biochemical nutrition, food and animal science, veterinary, and biomedical sciences.