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Basic Research

Mission Statement of The Center for IBD Research

The Center for IBD Research performs cutting-edge, impactful translational and basic research on IBD to improve our understanding of the disease and develop better treatments.


Focus Areas of Translational Research within The Center for IBD Research

Inflammatory bowel diseases and autophagy

Crohn’s disease of the ileum

Barrier function of the intestinal epithelium

Colitis-associated colorectal cancer

Intestinal stem cell responses to inflammation and diet


Faculty of The Center for IBD Research

Arianne L. Theiss, Ph.D., Research Director

Themistocles Dassopoulos, M.D., Medical Director

Jie Han, M.D., M.S.


Research Press

Click here to read Dr. Theiss’ published article on factors driving inflammation progression to cancer.