Iliev Lab

Iliev Lab

The Iliev Laboratory studies the interaction between the commensal microbiota and the immune cells at the mucosal surfaces of the intestine. The lab's primary interest is investigating the role of the intestinal fungal communities (mycobiota) in mucosal immunity and their interactions with the bacterial counterpart of the microbiome during intestinal health and disease. We are ultimately looking for approaches to modulate this interaction to influence pathologies.

Our Research

The Iliev Lab investigates the role of mycobiota (fungi) in inflammation in order to shape novel therapies for inflammatory bowel disease.