IBD Basic Science Research at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Division of Gastroenterology has a long tradition of basic laboratory and clinical research excellence. Since the Division's beginning in 1947, Michigan has provided national leadership in gastroenterology. Our Division of Gastroenterology has consistently been among the top centers funded by the National Institutes of Health.

The University of Michigan Crohn's and Colitis Program continues that tradition of research achievement. Our research physicians study the molecular and genetic causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis to help better understand the underlying causes and mechanisms of these conditions. We are also engaged in clinical research to discover new methods of diagnosing, monitoring, and treating inflammatory bowel disease, supported by millions of dollars of competitive research funding. Our world-class research program collaborates with other centers internationally to improve the lives of people suffering from the inflammatory bowel diseases.