Dr. Alessio Fasano with the celiac group at the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center

In this edition, you will meet the Center’s dietician, Pam Cureton, and one of our post-doctoral researchers, Dr. Rachel Freire. You will learn about their contributions to patient care and research into gluten and obesity.

Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2017 took place in May in Chicago, IL. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the field of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Thousands of abstracts and hundreds of lectures on recent advances in GI research, medicine and technology were presented. Four of our investigators proudly presented their recent findings, including a presentation by Dr. Craig Sturgeon, whose findings are summarized within this edition.

Meet Our Team Members

Learn more about our team members of the Center for Celiac Research. Pam Cureton and Rachel H. Freire!

New Animal Model Links Zonulin-Dependent Gut Barrier Function to Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

In 2000, Dr. Fasano and his team discovered an intestinal protein called zonulin. Zonulin regulates how tightly the cells of the intestine are held together. Learn more.


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