Maria T. Abreu, M.D.
- Professor of Medicine
- Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Director Crohn's & Colitis Center Martin Kalser Chair in Gastroenterology Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine Chair, International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Diseases University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
On the clinical-translational side, Dr. Abreu is an expert in intestinal inflammation, Crohn's disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). On the basic science side, the focus of her laboratory has been host-bacterial interactions and, in particular, the role of toll-like receptor signaling in intestinal inflammation and neoplasia. They have focused on toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) as a model for how recognition of bacteria by TLRs in the intestine functions broadly with an eye to translating this to patients before they develop dysplasia.