MIBRC researchers use a variety of in vivo and in vitro approaches to examine intestinal mucosal responses to luminal antigens that trigger the development of intestinal inflammatory responses.

About Us

Scientists in the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center conduct basic research in mucosal immunology topics.

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About Us

Located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center (MIBRC) houses six principal investigators under the leadership of Alessio Fasano, MD.

Supported by the staff and facilities of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, MIBRC scientists conduct basic research in mucosal immunology topics ranging from Salmonella food poisoning to intestinal inflammatory diseases such as celiac disease.

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Our Mission

Our major mission is to characterize the role of the enterocyte in mucosal barrier function at the interface between microbial luminal stimuli and lymphoid effector responses.

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Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center

Building 114 16th St.CharlestownMA 02129-4404
  •  Near Public Transit
  •  Handicapped Accessible
  • Phone:  617-726-4166
  • Fax:  617-726-4172

Featured Researchers

Cherayil Lab The Cherayil Lab focuses on the cross-talk between iron metabolism and inflammation. Learn more
Faherty Lab The Faherty Lab is seeking ways to reduce the global burden of Shigella flexneri. Learn more
Shi Lab The goal of the Shi Lab is to understand basic principles in immunoregulation in the gut. Learn more

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