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Professor of Pediatrics Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Education and Training

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Residency & Chief Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine

Procedures and Research

Pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis); and intestinal epithelial repair responses in inflammation-induced gut injury.Cr+LfCr+LfMy research is interested in understanding how the normal bacteria in the gut, known as the intestinal microbiota, can be used to improve the health of the intestines in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). To do this, my research group study how the microbiota affects the function of different cells in the lining of the intestine. The laboratory is particularly interested in a cell type known as the Paneth cell, which produces natural antibiotics that protect the gut against infections. This knowledge may help us learn new ways to manipulate to microbiota to treat IBD in a safe and effective manner, without the need for medications that suppress the immune system.


Ajay S. Gulati, MD
  • Pathology & Laboratory Medicine