The mission of the Center for Mucosal and Microbiome Biology (CMMB) is to support the advancement of microbiome research and education at UTHSA with the ultimate goal of translating discoveries in this field into innovative diagnostics and therapeutics that save lives. The center aims to bolster collaboration between investigators, creating research infrastructure support, enhancing trainee development, and assisting in the recruitment of new faculty with an outstanding track record of research in the fields of microbiome and mucosal biology. From basic science to clinical trials, research at the Center for Mucosal & Microbiome Biology will focus on the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the interface between the microbiome and the mucosa, with the primary aim of identifying unique therapeutic platforms and bio-marker signatures to reduce morbidity and mortality from metabolic, infectious, and inflammatory diseases.
The Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition is please to recently welcome Dr. Mansour M. Zadeh and his research team to the division in the fall of 2021.
General Division of Gastroenterology
The Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition enjoys a long history of research excellence. Current and recent areas of interest include laser lithotripsy for large bile duct stones, laser applications in the pancreatic and biliary tree, difficult colonic polypectomy, therapy of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), resource utilization for patients with IBD, therapy of hepatitis C and fatty liver disease, post-polypectomy bleeding, strategies for improving endoscopic procedural training, eradication of Barrett’s esophagus and patient education strategies for hepatitis C.