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Dr. Iliyan Iliev awarded the prestigious Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. To read more, click here. Dr. Gregory Sonnenberg awarded the inaugural ICIS-LUMINEX John R. Kettman Award for Excellence in Interferon & Cytokine Research from the International Cytokine & Interferon Society. To read more, click here. The latest JRI studies: Ulcerative colitis patients treated with gut microbes from healthy donors have better outcomes according to a study published April 15 in Cell Host & Microbe. To read more, click here. According to a study published March 10 in Immunity, a class of immune cells, called type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s), push themselves into an inflammatory state by producing large quantities of a serotonin-making enzyme. The ILC2s are much impaired without the enzyme. The finding suggests possibilities for new treatments targeting ILC2s. To read more, click here. Published April 10 in Science, a study reveals hepcidin, an iron-regulating molecule, is produced by the immune system and restricts gut bacteria growth after an intestinal injury, helping to heal. The study could have important implications for treating gastrointestinal diseases that damage the lining of the intestines. To read more, click here. 

The Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A Message From the Director

We welcome you to the Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The mission of the Institute is to establish a multidisciplinary center of excellence that will accelerate new cutting edge scientific discoveries at both the basic and translational level, which collectively will advance innovative preventative and therapeutic approaches for IBD and other related inflammatory diseases. Our goal is to propel a paradigm shift in how we approach the research, treatment, prevention and cure of chronic inflammatory diseases by establishing interactive and successful collaborations between basic researchers, clinicians, pathologists, surgeons and bioinformaticians.


Please explore the website: meet our faculty, staff and trainees, learn more about our research programs and teaching efforts, and read about our recent publications and press releases. 


Please contact us if you have any questions.




David Artis

Michael Kors Professor of Immunology

Director, Jill Roberts Institute

Director, Friedman Center for Nutrition and Inflammation

Weill Cornell Medicine


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