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Alessio Fasano MD

Alessio Fasano MD

W. Allan Walker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Director, Center for Celiac Research and Treatment; Director, Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Nutrition, T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Fasano is Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment and the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. He is a pioneer in the recognition and treatment of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders. His current research encompasses basic science focused on bacterial pathogenesis, the composition of the gut microbiome and its function in health and disease, the regulation of gut permeability, and intestinal mucosal biology and immunology, as well as translational science focused on the role of impaired intestinal barrier function in the pathogenesis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, including celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. 


Disclosure: Dr. Fasano is a co-founder and stockholder of Alba Therapeutics.