Dedicated to Improving Intestinal Health

Gut health affects your whole body.

Our mission is to improve overall health through leading innovative research that addresses diseases affecting the intestinal mucosa.

Diseases we study

Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

Colon and Rectal Cancer

Intestinal infections including SARS-CoV-2

Radiation Enteritis

Research Tools

Intestinal Organoids: Human and Mouse

Mouse models of disease

Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Virology

Human Biospecimens

Translational Phase I/II Clinical Trials

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Diversity Statement: The Ciorba Lab is dedicated to building and supporting a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals committed to these values are encouraged to apply