Syed Lab

The overarching goal of the Syed Lab is to personalize diagnostic and treatment plans for pediatric patients suffering from chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disease by identifying better disease biomarkers and novel drug targets. Our ultimate vision is to be able to diagnose disease subtypes and predict future disease complications allowing for individualized insights into specific disease associations. This would facilitate risk-stratification and personalized monitoring – we call this “precision medicine”. We do this by aiming to advance our understanding of gastrointestinal structure and function in the context of luminal inflammatory enteropathies using computational and molecular methods. The lab has active projects studying Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac disease, Environmental Enteropathy, and Eosinophilic Esophagitis to cross-pollinate ideas across diseases. We have strong collaborations nationally (INOVA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Emory, Boston Children’s ) and internationally (Aga Khan University, Pakistan; International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh; University of Zambia School of Medicine, Zambia ) via which we hope to move together to collectively help all children have healthy, happy lives.

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We are collaborative recipients of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative award!

A single-cell biology is a key tool that is helping researchers advance our understanding of how childhood diseases arise and progress at a cellular level. Recognizing the unique power of…

Litwin Renewal

We were awarded a second year of funding from the Litwin IBD Pioneers Program.                            

We are featured in Celiac.com!

We are featured in Celiac.com!

We are featured in Health IT Analytics!

We are featured in Health IT Analytics!

Gastroenterology Data Science Lab

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