Our Mission

The Harvard Digestive Disease Center (HDDC) is a community of scientists focused on the study of epithelial cell function and mucosal biology including inflammation and host defense of the gastrointestinal tract.

Center members' focus on research addresses the fundamental mechanisms that underlie the intestinal mucosal immunology and inflammatory bowel diseases; gut microbiology and infectious diseases; and stem cell and developmental biology of the intestine and liver in organ physiology, regenerative medicine, and metabolism.  

Our overarching mission is to foster better translational and basic science in fields related to digestive diseases by:
Connecting People, Creating Opportunity, and Extending Resources