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Microbiome and Gastrointestinal Immunology Consortium Biobank

Resources/Sample Types

  • GI tissue biopsies (luminal)
  • Saliva
  • Peripheral blood mononuclear cells
  • Serum
  • Stool (fresh frozen or nucleic acid preserved)
  • GI secretions
  • Available upon special request:  GI mucosal brushings, orifical swabs, urine, pancreatic biopsies, liver biopsies, surgical resection/excision tissue

Mission Statement

The Microbiome and Gastrointestinal Immunology Consortium (MAGIC) is a collaboration amongst scientists and physicians at the University of Utah with focus on the microbiome and gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. The MAGIC Biobank is a collection of biospecimens from GI or GI Surgery patients who are dedicated to the advancement of translational research to improve GI health. The MAGIC Biobank seeks to minimize barriers of translational research by creating a mechanism for patients, clinicians, and scientists to contribute to cutting-edge GI health research.  The MAGIC Biobank is made possible through collaborations between the Departments of Medicine, Pathology, and the 3i.

Information for Patients

Information specific to patients, including general FAQ can be found here.

Information for Researchers

Information specific to researchers/providers can be found here

Research Team

Amiko Uchida, MD


Elizabeth Cummings, BS

Technician and Coordinator

Kathryn A. Peterson, MD, MSCI


June L. Round, PhD

Scientific Director