Center for the Study of IBD

CSIBD Associate Investigators are listed. For contact information, please follow the website link.

Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MBBS, MPH
MGH/HMS
Interest: Epidemiology and outcomes of IBD and development of personalized medicine approach

Robert Anthony, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Interplay of inflammation and glycosylation

Abraham L. Brass, MD, PhD
MGH/HMS (Current location: University of Massachusetts Medical School)
Interest: Forward genetic screening to identify host dependency factors in viral infections

Shannon Bromley, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Visualization of CCR4-directed Treg control of IBD

Zhifang Cao, DSc
MGH/HMS
Interest: Signaling in innate and adaptive immunity

Wei Chao, MD, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling in ischemic myocardial injury, TLRs in cardiac dysfunction during polymicrobial sepsis

Michael Y. Choi, MD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Regulation of gut development and its relationship to colitis and cancer

Kathleen E. Corey, MD, MPH
MGH/HMS
Interest:
Lipid metabolism in steatosis and steatohepatitis, non-invasive biomarkers for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Nicolas Da Silva, PhD 
MGH/HMS
Interest: Dendritic cell function in the mucosa of the male reproductive tract

John J. Garber, III, MD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Actin cytoskeleton regulation in intercellular junctions within the intestinal epithelium

Dirk Gevers, PhD
Broad Institute
Interest: Microbiome; microbial genomics and evolution

Cosmas C. Giallourakis, MD

MGH/HMS
Interest: Integrative genomic analysis of transcriptional regulation of B cell development

Daniel Graham, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Coordination of innate and adaptive immunity, inflammatory pathologies, signal transduction

Kevin M. Haigis, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Nras as a modulator of DSS-induced epithelial damage and colitis

Deborah T. Hung, MD, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Genomic and chemical approaches to bacterial pathogenesis

Chin Hur, MD, MPH
MGH/HMS
Interest: Clinical predictors and health outcomes in gastrointestinal diseases

Kate Jeffrey, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Cell signaling, global gene expression, epigenetics and small non-coding RNAs

Andrew C. Keates, PhD

BIDMC/HMS
Interest: Signaling pathways in inflammatory mechanisms of leukocyte recruitment in IBD

Hamed Khalili, MD, MPH
MGH/HMS
Interest: Dietary, reproductive, and lifestyle factors in IBD, and their interplay with common genetic risk loci and gut microbial environment

Braden Kuo, MD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Clinical and translational research in GI motility and visceral pain syndromes such as GERD, gastroparesis, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome

Regina LaRocque, MD, MPH
MGH/HMS
Interest: Host response to V. cholerae infection, genetics of susceptibility to V. cholerae infection

Sam W. Lee, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest:
The roles of tumor suppressor p53 and its downstream signaling in stress response

Anna Mandinova, MD, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Chemical biology approaches and models of epithelial tumorigenesis and regulation of keratinocyte proliferation

Terry K. Means, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Molecular and cellular mechanisms of inflammation and host defense

Thorsten R. Mempel, MD, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Controls of T cell effector function

James Moon, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: CD4+ T cell tolerance

Alan Moss, MD
BIDMC/HMS
Interest: Translational and clinical studies in inflammatory bowel disease

Alan Mullen, MD, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: TGF-beta signaling and the regulation of the activity of coding and non-coding genes in health and disease

Benjamin Neale, PhD
MGH/Broad
Interest: Development and application of statistical methodology with a focus on methods specifically for genetic analysis

Aylwin Ng, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Computational biology

Deanna D. Nguyen, MD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Role of actin regulation in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease

Biju Parekkadan, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Therapeutic use of peripheral tissue antigen display in inflammatory bowel disease via mesenchymal stem cell transplantation

Lee Peng, MD, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: High-throughput screening of novel cell culture models of HCV-host interactions

Mikael J. Pittet, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: In vivo behavior of immune cells in resting and inflammatory conditions

Hidde Ploegh, PhD
MIT
Interest: The dynamics of this protracted chess game between our bodies and outside invaders

Jenny Sauk, MD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Clinical treatments for ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, microscopic colitis, celiac disease, and gastrointestinal cancer

Stanley Y. Shaw, MD, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Chemical biology approaches assigning function to human disease mutations

Hai Ning Shi, DVM, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Pathogenesis and immune regulation of intestinal inflammation

Roy J. Soberman, MD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Molecular organization of inflammation

Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Dendritic cell pathogen responses in immunity

Vijay Yajnik, MD, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Functional analysis of DOCK4

Seok-Hyun Yun, PhD
MGH/HMS
Interest: In vivo confocal and multiphoton endoscopy in animal models of IBD

Lawrence R. Zukerberg, MD
MGH/HMS
Interest: Role of cables in colitis and cancer