Career Development

Yvette Taché, PhD

Yvette Taché, PhD

Director, Animal Core, CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center

Dr. Taché is a leading expert in brain-gut interactions and the role of peptides in the underlying mechanisms of stress-related gut dysfunction. She and her research team reported some of the pioneer work on the central actions of peptides to influence digestive function and feeding behavior. Her lab provided the preclinical ground work showing potential benefit of blocking corticotropin releasing signaling pathways in experimental models of irritable bowel syndrome and postoperative ileus.

Clinical Affairs

Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH

Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH

Chief, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases

Dr. Esrailian attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with a major in integrative biology and a minor in English. He subsequently graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Southern California. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at UCLA where he also obtained a masters of public health degree with the assistance of an NIH sponsored training grant.


Daniel Hollander, MD - UCLA Health Digestive Diseases

Daniel Hollander, MD

Director, Fellowship Research Program in Gastroenterology

Dr. Hollander is a board-certified gastroenterologist specializing in diagnosis and therapy of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is a professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. He has been taking care of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases for over 35 years. His major research area is intestinal inflammation.