Our Mission

The Harvard Digestive Disease Center is a community of scientists focused on the study of epithelial cell function and mucosal biology in inflammation, host defense, and cancer of the gastrointestinal tract and related mucosal surfaces. The Center aims to facilitate multidisciplinary research in this field by providing technical resources, core services, scientific expertise, and an important meeting point to foster close scientific and intellectual relationships among independent investigators in Harvard-affiliated hospitals, the Harvard Medical School and adjacent research institutions in the Longwood Medical Area.

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


















EM by Susan Hagen