Learn about our ongoing development of a mouse model

The research team at The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is actively pursuing the world’s first mouse model of celiac disease. This model will allow us to better understand the pathogenesis of celiac disease and develop and test new therapeutic options. Watch the video for details.

Recently, several genetic modifications have been introduced that have led to the loss of tolerance to gluten in mice. Additional genetic alterations are currently being incorporated. This should allow the team to create a mouse model of celiac disease that reproduces the human disease.

This model continues to be a major effort led by Dr. Bana Jabri. Such a model would represent a critical breakthrough in celiac disease research, have a profound impact on treatment, and bring us one step closer to finding a cure.

This unique research is funded entirely through private donations. To learn more or to donate, visit the links below.

Read Of Mice and Men: The Quest for a Mouse With Celiac Disease.

Read the original press release about the project.

View a video describing our unique Mouse Model.

Support our research and fund the cure.