Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, MGH

Core Facilities

The Biomedical Core program has been a central feature of the CSIBD since its inception. These core resources have been developed to accomplish two goals: first, to support the research activities of the center investigators that increase the understanding of IBD, and second, to stimulate new collaborations and interactions. The biomedical cores have been greatly successful in meeting both of these goals. The first goal has been met through both service and educational activities of the individual cores. As a mark of achieving the second goal, the use of these biomedical cores has led to projects that would not have been undertaken if the cores had not been available. We are continually working to maintain this high level of research support and investigator interaction. The Center has Five cores:


IMMUNOLOGY CORE

The Immunology Core was developed to increase the effectiveness and interaction of the large number of CSIBD scientists exploring immune function, as well as to augment the power of molecular studies in defining functional features of the immune system. One corollary of the central hypothesis of the CSIBD is that IBD results from failure of down-regulation of immune and inflammatory responses, due to genetically or environmentally determined events. The fundamental importance of immune processes in the pathogenesis of IBD warrants an interest in facilitating research in these areas. Learn More...

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