welcome to the Bailis Lab: serving up new ways to approach human health.


Our Mission

The Bailis Lab seeks to turn what we and our cells eat into the next generation of therapeutics. All of us are a pile of cells and our cells are just big bags of chemicals. We hope that by understanding how our diets change the chemical environment our cells live in and how the metabolism of our cells controls how they behave enables us to design diet- and metabolite-based treatments for disease.

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Our People

Come meet the metaBailites! We’re a collaborative and relentlessly curious crew, who love metabolism as much as we love eating. 


Our Research

At the Bailis Lab, we want to learn how diet and metabolism control how the immune system behaves so we can better understand human health. Combining CRISPR screening, next-generation sequencing technologies, and metabolomics we aim to illuminate how the biochemistry of immune cells is as important as the genes they express.