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The overarching mission of the Washington University Digestive Disease Research Core Center (DDRCC) is to advance research in digestive disease with a focus on interactions between host and environment. The WU-DDRCC seeks to advance the health of patients with digestive diseases by supporting enabling technology and promoting the basic and translational research interests of its 48 Full + 25 Associate members.

Our Mission

The overarching mission of this center is to advance research in digestive disease with a focus on interactions between host and environment.  The WU-DDRCC seeks to advance the health of patients with digestive diseases by supporting enabling technology and promoting the basic and translational research interests of its 48 FULL + 25 ASSOCIATE members.  These interests are organized around three major themes, including: (1) Host-microbial interactions, inflammation and mucosal immunity; (2) Stem cells, development, epithelial renewal, and cancer biology; (3) Nutrient transport, metabolism and signaling.