Dr Ramnik Xavier is a long-term collaborator with the Wijmenga research group, working on the genetics of autoimmune diseases, including several gastrointestinal ones. He has now been awarded a grant by the KNAW Visiting Professors program. This will provide him with the opportunity to make work visits to Groningen, starting from Aprl 2013 for a period of one year. Dr. Xavier is Chief of the Gastrointestinal Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Director of the Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and also Kurt Isselbacher Associate Professor of Medicine at Havard Medical School, Boston.
The Xavier research group
The primary research goal of the Xavier Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, is to discover and understand the function of important mediators and effectors involved in both the innate and adaptive immune systems. Of particular interest are the cellular components and regulatory networks that interact dynamically within temporal, spatial, and pathophysiological contexts of innate immunity. 1. Systems biology of innate and adaptive immunity 2. Functional mapping of pathways associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and diabetes 3. Genetics of Crohn's disease, celiac disease and ulcerative colitis.
See more at http://www.massgeneral.org/research/researchlab.aspx?id=1096
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