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The Bel Lab

"To err is human, to err repeatedly is research"

The human gut is colonized by trillions of microbes, known as The Microbiome. So how is it that most of us do not suffer from constant infections? Moreover, these microbes assist us in many complex functions of our bodies.

The Bel Lab investigates how this complex relationship is sustained and why it breaks down in diseases such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Our lab is located at the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Israel.

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Principal Investigator

Dr. Shai Bel, Ph.D.

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Our research focuses on the delicate relationship between the host and microbes that inhabit it. We want to know why this relationship sometimes breaks down, leading to inflammatory diseases, and how to fix it.

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