Studying immune/epithelial interactions to better understand the underlying causes of IBD
and discover potential new areas for therapeutic development
3.1 million Americans
LIVE WITH INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
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.