The Cores

The Center is composed of five cores. All are located in the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery with the exception of the Tissue and Cell Analysis Core, which is located in the Billings Medical Center.

Administrative Core

Maintains oversight of the other four cores and determines the center’s overall direction. Its leaders comprise the Executive Committee.

Integrated Translational Research Core

The information and communication hub of the DDRCC, this core centralizes samples and promotes vibrant collaboration among researchers.

Tissue Engineering and Cell Models Core

Develop and provide novel and vetted experimental models that enable DDRCC investigators to address important questions relating to mechanisms and causality in digestive diseases.

Host-Microbe Core

Provides advanced facilities, services, and expertise to study host-microbe interactions relating to human health and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Tissue and Cell Imaging Core

Facilitates the study of intestinal disease by providing surgical and archival tissues and advanced imaging capabilities.