Edelblum Lab

 IBD research laboratory at Rutgers studying immune/epithelial interactions to better understand the underlying causes of Crohn's disease and discover potential new areas for therapeutic development

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3.1 million Americans


Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis affect 1.3% of the population with 70,000 new cases diagnosed every year. IBD is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors that lead to an abnormal immune reaction to the normal bacteria found in the intestine.



New review on gamma delta T cell surveillance of epithelial barriers

Congrats to co-first authors Matt & Natasha!

Cover art by Maddie Hu

August 26, 2020

Congratulations to Matt on passing his candidacy exam!

It's official, he's qualified.

June 10, 2020

Welcome Natasha to the Edelblum Lab!

Natasha Golovchenko joins the lab as an I3 graduate student and is ready to tackle the role of granzymes in gamma delta IEL function.

April 01, 2020

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#GutsandBugs: a virtual GI seminar series

When meetings and seminars are cancelled, we are providing a platform for trainees and new PIs to present their work. Register on WebEx or search #gutsandbugs on Twitter to find out more



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