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.
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.
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.
A former professional basketball player and globetrotter, Lisa S. Thomas has spent the last 19 years studying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at Cedars-Sinai.
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
Illustration: Edmon de Haro DEFINITION: The fungal component of the body’s microbiome, technically referred to as the mycobiome. The microbiome is popularly understood to be the community of bacteria that live and work in our guts and on our skin. Read On
This timeline traces the research of Stephan Targan, MD, from the seed of a great idea to tangible advancements in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Cedars-Sinai investigators have discovered that an enzyme associated with energy production also plays a key role in boosting immunity to disease.