Dr. Ciorba and his lab personnel are key contributors to the Washington University Digestive Diseases Research Cores Center (DDRCC). One of the many ongoing projects in the Ciorba lab is supporting the DDRCC Precision Animal Models and Organoids Core. The mission of the Precision Animal Models and Organoids Core (PAMOC), is to promote collaborative, multidisciplinary research focused on interactions between host and environment in digestive disease. This Core provides advice and technical services that include the production of transgenic, knockout, and knockin mice and assisted reproduction services for maintaining pedigrees via the Mouse Genetics Core.
As a Co-Director of the Precision Animal Models and Organoids Core (PAMOC), Dr. Ciorba provides consultations for projects involving gastrointestinal epithelial cells and organoids, including design and interpretation of experimental studies involving the use of primary gastrointestinal epithelial cell models.
In addition to organoid related research the Ciorba lab, along with the Bose lab, established an organoids interest group. This group meets monthly to discuss ongoing experiments, explore new technological developments, and offer feedback for proposed studies. Attendance is open to anyone with an interest in organoids, and the group hosts the annual Organoid Symposium each May.