Our Basic Science & Translational Research Studies

The NYU Langone Medical Center is performing basic science and translational research studies to help determine how the healthy gatrointestinal system functions, what underlying factors contribute to the development of gastrointestinal diseases, and what factors or disease processes can be targeted to help direct more effective preventive strategies and treatments.

Please see the list below for a list of currently open gastroenterology basic science and translational research studies.

Colon Cancer


  • Role of the Gut Microbiome on the Development of Colonic Neoplasia
    Principle Investigator: Dr. Ilseung Cho
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease — Crohn's Disease


  • Role of Gut Bacteria in Relapse of Post-Surgical Crohn's Disease
    Principle Investigator: Dr. Lea Ann Chen
  • Enteric Microbial Predictors of Response to Anti-TNF Therapy for IBD
    Principle Investigator: Dr. Lea Ann Chen
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease — Ulcerative Colitis


  • Mucosal Immunity of Ulcerative Colitis Patients Undergoing Therapy with Trichuris Suis Ova (MUCUS)
    Principle Investigators: Dr. Michael Poles, Dr. P’ng Loke
  • Enteric Microbial Predictors of Response to Anti-TNF Therapy for IBD
    Principle Investigator: Dr. Lea Ann Chen
  • Medication Metabolism


  • Effects of the Gut Microbiome on the Metabolism of Common Oral Medications
    Principle Investigator: Dr. Ilseung Cho