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. Liver Disease and Modeling
  2. Digestive Disease and Immunity
  3. Digestive Disease and Obesity
  4. Translational Embryology 

Biomedical Research Cores 

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

  1. Gene Analysis
  2. Integrative Morphology
  3. Pluripotent Stem Cell and Organoid
  4. Clinical Component