Digestive Diseases Research Programs

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About Us

Our faculty publish extensively and play prominent roles in national meetings, advancing the state of the science and ushering in cutting-edge treatments that improve and save lives.

Our Research Strengths

Our six core research areas include inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) basic research program and clinics, cancer, metabolism and obesity, brain-gut microbiome interactions, liver disease and interventional endoscopy.

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Research Labs

Our division’s investigatorsstudy novel therapeutics and perform cutting-edge research. We also continue to collaborate across our UCLA Health system, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and multiple campus units. Learn more about our labs and programs.