Discoveries Magazine

Cedars-Sinai

Gut Health

She’s Got Guts

Rising star Suzanne Devkota, PhD, is passionate about the convergence of food, health, and the bugs that live in our guts. Her ever-present “poop pillow” serves as an icebreaker for her mission to destigmatize discussion of fecal matter.

A Gut Check for Precision Medicine

Philanthropic gifts have allowed Dr. Stephan Targan to build the F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute into an investigatory powerhouse and to expand the Cedars-Sinai Material and Information Resources for Inflammatory and Digestive Diseases Biobank, the world’s largest collection of IBD specimens.

Worldwide Wellness

Cedars-Sinai investigators partner around the globe to export the medical center’s lifesaving advances in biomedicine to physicians and patients in need.

Married to the Microbiome

Gastroenterologist Mark Pimentel, MD, and endocrinologist Ruchi Mathur, MD, are not only married, but they’ve also successfully united their two fields of research. Here, they retrace the evolution of their unlikely partnership as medical investigators.

The Rebounder

A former professional basketball player and globetrotter, Lisa S. Thomas has spent the last 19 years studying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at Cedars-Sinai.

Gut Check

Living Tissue Grown on Organs-on-Chips Mirrors the Human Intestinal Lining, Bringing Personalized Treatments Closer Illustration: Gary Neill Scientists at Cedars-Sinai and Emulate Inc. of Boston have created an AA battery-sized Intestine-Chip that mimics a patient’s real gut activity. The technology Read On

You Are What You Ate

Suzanne Devkota, PhD, a Cedars-Sinai research scientist, parses the relationship of diet, the gut microbiome, and disease.