Center for the Study of IBD

Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Executive Steering Committee

Ramnik J. Xavier, MD, PhD
Center Director
Co-Director, Clinical/Tissue Core
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University
Research Interest: Systems approaches to innate and adaptive immunity
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  Atul K. Bhan, MD
Center Associate Director
Director, Morphology Core
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Research Interest: Pathogenesis of chronic intestinal inflammation in murine models of IBD
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  Cornelis P. Terhorst, PhD
Center Associate Director
Director, Genetic Animal Models Core
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
Research Interest: SLAM family in innate and adaptive immunity
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Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MBBS, MPH
Co-Director, Clinical/Tissue Core
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Research Interest: Epidemiology and outcomes of IBD and development of personalized medicine approach
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  Shannon Bromley, PhD
Assistant Director, Immunology Core
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Research Interest: Visualization of CCR4-directed Treg control of IBD
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  Dennis Brown, PhD
Co-Director, Morphology Core
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Research Interest: Structural basis of functional membrane specialization in polarized epithelial cells and regulation of aquaporin family of water channels in fluid and electrolyte homeostasis in IBD
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Mark J. Daly, PhD
Co-Director, Genetics, Genomics and Molecular Biology Core
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University
Research Interest: Genetics of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
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Dirk Gevers, PhD
Assistant Director (Broad Institute), Clinical/Tissue Core
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University
Research Interest: Microbiome; microbial genomics and evolution
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Curtis Huttenhower, PhD
Co-Director, Clinical/Tissue Core
Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Public Health
Research Interest: Large-scale genomic data mining
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Gregory Y. Lauwers, MD
Assistant Director, Clinical/Tissue Core
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Research Interest: Histopathology correlates of IBD
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Andrew D. Luster, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Immunology Core
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Research Interest: Chemokine receptors and mechanisms of chemokine action in lymphocyte recruitment and differentiation in IBD/allergy/asthma
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  Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Immunology Core
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Research Interest: Regulation of B cell development in IBD; immunogenetics of IBD
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  Hans-Christian Reinecker, MD
Director, Genetics, Genomics and Molecular Biology Core
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Research Interest: Mucosal immunity, innate immune defenses, dendritic cell function and intestinal microbiome
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