University of Chicago Digestive Diseases Research Core Center

Core Facilities

The Center is composed of five cores. All are located in the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery with the exception of the Tissue and Cell Analysis Core, which is located in the Billings Medical Center.


  • Assistance to generate specific Institutional Review Board protocols
  • Training to conduct studies on human and mouse intestinal samples
  • Access to our bank of antibodies directed against common human antigens
  • Help with biostatistical analysis
  • Assistance to obtain patient consent for clinical data and tissue acquisition
  • Implementation and maintenance of a systematic "first visit" and "follow-up" clinical questionnaire for patients with inflammatory bowel disease
  • Biorepository tool for biospecimen inventory management, tracking, and annotation

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