Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research
Located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center (MIBRC) houses a group of research labs 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.
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.
Learn about the education and training opportunities we offer, including summer research programs and graduate fellowships.
Mass General has launched the GEMMA study to learn more about the many factors that contribute to the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Research at Mass General
Every day, our clinicians and scientists chart new terrain in biomedical research to treat and prevent human disease and advance patient care.
55 Mass General Investigators Named Highly Cited Researchers of 2019
According to Clarivate Analytics’ Highly Cited Researchers Report