Genetic Research Centers

The GRCs are functional units: PI, research coordinator, clinicians and analysts, charged with project development and subject recruitment.

  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
    • PI: Dermot B. P. McGovern, MD, PhD, MRCP Director, Translational Medicine, Professor of Medicine, Joshua L and Lisa Z Greer Endowed Chair in IBD Genetics; F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute, Gastroenterology
    • Study Coordinator: Gildaro Barron, Luella Roma
    • GRC Affiliates: Jon Braun MD, PhD (David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA); Stephan Targan MD (IBD Center and Immunobiology Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai); Thad Stappenbeck MD, PhD (Wash U, St Louis); Talin Haritunians, PhD; Dalin Li, PhD; Zhenqiu Liu PhD
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (MSSM)
    • PI: Judy H. Cho, MD Ward-Coleman Professor of Translational Genetics and Medicine; Vice-Chair of Translational Genetics and Gastroenterology and Director of Ceported
    • Study Coordinators: Philippe Labrias; Nilendra Nair; Hina Panchal, MD
    • GRC Affiliates: Jean-Fred Colombel, MD; Ke Hao, PhD; Clara Abraham, MD (Yale University)
  • Johns Hopkins University
    • PI: Steven R. Brant, MD Director, Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center; Associate Professor, Medicine
    • Study Coordinator: Lisa Wu Datta, MS
    • GRC Affiliates: Chengrui Huang, PhD
  • Montréal-Boston Collaborative IBD Genetic Research Center:
    • PI: John D. Rioux, PhD Canada Research Chair; Professor of Medicine; Director, Laboratory of Genetics and Genomic Medicine of Inflammation; Director, Integrative Biology Platform (Université de Montréal and Montreal Heart Institute)
    • Study Coordinator: Constantina Tsagarelis (McGill University Health Center)
    • GRC Affiliates: Alain Bitton, MD (McGill University, McGill University Health Center); Talat Bessissow, MD (McGill University Health Center), Mark J Daly, PhD (The Broad Institute; Massachusetts General Hospital); Ramnik Xavier, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital; The Broad Institute)
  • University of Pittsburgh:
  • University of Toronto, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital :
    • PI: Mark Silverberg, MD, PhD, FRCPC Associate Professor,Department of Medicine; Clinician-scientist, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital; Gastroenterologist, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group, Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Study Coordinator: Joanne Stempak, MSc, CCRP; Grace Tong; Ajani Jeyakuma
    • GRC Affiliates: Boyko Kabakchiev, PhD