The Jill Roberts Institute for IBD is part of a joint partnership that created Healing Hands: Pediatric GI Patients Describe Their Experience, culminating in an online art exhibition to raise awareness about pediatric gastroenterology-related illness and advocate for pediatric gastroenterology research. To see these stunning works in our online exhibition, please click here. The latest JRI studies: A new paper published in Nature on December 1 shows a set of immune cells called group 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3s) that normally protect against inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract may have the opposite effect in multiple sclerosis (MS). To read more, click here. A recent paper published in Nature Microbiology on November 22 finds that antibodies that are secreted in the gut help control the pathogenesis of Candida albicans in healthy individuals and that this protective mechanism may be disabled in people with Crohn’s disease. To read more, click here. Reported on October 1 in Gastroenterology, researchers sampled gut bacteria from healthy FMT donors and from FMT recipients with ulcerative colitis, identifying the bacterial strains whose transfer correlates with treatment effectiveness. 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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