A Milk-Allergy Mystery

The forecast for March 14, 2017 warned of a late-season nor’easter, but pediatric gastroenterologist Victoria Martin and her undergraduate student Hannah Seay had to hit the roads. Their mission: transporting a giant Styrofoam cooler of frozen stool samples from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) across the Charles River, so they could reach the Broad Institute before they thawed.

Meet a FASI Leader: Wayne Shreffler

Wayne Shreffler is the director of the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, the division chief of pediatric allergy and immunology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, a principal investigator at the Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, an associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and a member of FASI’s scientific steering committee.

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Turning IBD Genetics into Therapies

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) afflicts 1.6 million people in the United States, with 70,000 new cases of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis diagnosed each year. There is currently no cure for these painful disorders. But thanks to the generous support of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Broad Institute is trying to change that.