Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Sloan Spotlight

New research suggests that human beings leave a unique microbial "fingerprint" everywhere they go. The study, led by University of Chicago microbiologist Jack Gilbert, showed that the individual human microbiomes quickly colonized their environments, in one case altering the microbial profile of a hotel room in less than a day. The results were published in the August issue of Science Magazine. more...

About the Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grantmaking institution based in New York City.

Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance. more...