Dr. Marie Robert to lead research effort to find cure for celiac disease

Marie Robert, M.D., professor of pathology at Yale School of Medicine, has been named chief scientific officer at the research non-profit Beyond Celiac.
Marie Robert, M.D.
Marie Robert, M.D.

Marie Robert, M.D., professor of pathology at Yale School of Medicine (YSM), has been named chief scientific officer at Beyond Celiac, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing research on celiac disease, a serious autoimmune disorder.

According to the organization, Dr. Robert “will lead the development and implementation of a transformational, patient-centered research agenda focused on accelerating solutions toward new pharmaceutical treatments and a cure for celiac disease.”

Dr. Robert is a nationally recognized gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreaticobiliary surgical pathologist. She has served as the director of the Program in Gastrointestinal Pathology and the director of the Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology at Yale for over ten years. In addition to extensive clinical activities, Dr. Robert participates in clinical and translational research, and collaborates with scientists in the basic sciences at YSM. Her research interests include liver transplantation, inflammatory bowel diseases, celiac disease, stromal responses in pancreatic cancer and colitis induced by immune therapies, such as immune checkpoint inhibitors.

She is slated to begin her official duties with the nonprofit in April 2018. “Beyond Celiac is uniquely positioned to engage scientific partners in a synergistic effort to further clinical, basic and translational research on celiac disease.  I am eager to work with this extraordinary organization to champion their vision,” Dr. Robert said.

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