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Gautier 511 (D49)
Maria T. Abreu, M.D.

Maria T. Abreu, M.D.

  • Professor of Clinical
  • Div Chief, Gastroenterology
  • Medicine
Research InterestPage 1
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.