The overall goal of our Digestive Health Center is to promote research that will yield insights into the fundamental processes and pathogenic mechanisms of digestive disease in children and generate innovative treatment to restore digestive health.  Specifically, our long-term goals are to improve child health through better diagnosis, treatments and outcomes for our 4 key targeted focus areas including:

  1. Mechanisms of Liver Disease
  2. Digestive Disease and Immunity
  3. Stem Cell and Organoid Modeling of Digestive Disease

Biomedical Research Cores 

The focus areas are linked by 4 highly innovative Biomedical Research Cores:

  1. Gene Analysis
  2. Integrative Morphology
  3. Stem Cell / Organoid and Genome Editing (SCOGE)
  4. Clinical Component