Our Multidisciplinary Approach
Our research goals are to understand the molecular mechanisms behind the interactions of diet and cells in the intestines. The intestine has many different types of cells including -but not limited to- intestinal stem cells, immune cells, microbiota, neural cells and cancer cells! The complex communications between diets and various cells in the intestines have profound effects on the development of chronic disease including colorectal cancer. Traditional monodisciplinary and reductionist approaches have limited potential for fulfilling our goals. To overcome these limitations, we apply multidisciplinary and systems biology to unravel these complex and dynamic interrelationships. We believe that discoveries from our research will have the direct and profound impact on our daily lives.