About Omer Yilmaz, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and
Harvard Medical School

Omer Yilmaz, MD, PhD is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, where he performed his thesis work under the guidance of Professor Sean Morrison. He was also a visiting postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Professor David M. Sabatini, a member of the Whitehead and Koch Institutes. He completed his anatomic pathology residency and clinical fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. 

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Locations

Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
617-726-2967

Medical Education

  • MD, PhD, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology

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Research

The Yilmaz lab is working on elucidating the molecular mechanisms underpinning the interaction between ISCs and Paneth cells in conditions of calorie restriction and will complement this by studying the response of this interaction in obesity. By comparing how ISCs adapt to diverse diets, they will gain a deeper understanding of how the intestine integrates physiology with its growth and why some diets reduce or increase the risk of colon cancer. Read more.