Welcome to the Roulis Lab

      We study the tissue microenvironment in homeostasis and disease    

fibroblasts around a crypt
Homeostasis in mucosal barrier tissues is maintained through complex interactions between resident cell types, the immune system, and the microbiota. Our goal is to understand WHY and HOW this balance is broken at the onset of inflammatory, fibrotic, and neoplastic processes.   

fibroblast types multi-color
We focus on the biology of recently discovered types of fibroblasts, which occupy specific niches within the intestinal mucosa, have distinct transcriptional programs, but their function in physiology and disease remains completely unknown.

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We are currently recruiting ambitious, enthusiastic scientists for postdoctoral, doctoral and master thesis research in our lab 

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