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UCLA Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Braun Lab


Contact Information

MRL Building, 4525
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-1469 | Email 

Primary Investigator
Professor and Chair
Jonathan Braun, MD, PhD
Phone: (310) 794-7953
Fax: (310) 267-4486

Lab Manager/Research Associate
Ann Chan
Tel: (310) 825-1469
Fax: (310) 206-0657
Laboratory: MRL, 4525

Dr. Braun's research interests:

  • Understanding the roles of immune education in inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Understanding the roles of the microbiota in inflammatory bowel diseases.
  • Understanding the roles of host-microbial interactions in both health and disease.

Dr. Wadehra's and Gordon's research interests:

  • Epithelial membrane protein 2 (EMP2) is studied in the context of ophthalmology and cancer.
  • Efforts are being made to 1) identify the mechanisms by which EMP2 contributes to cancer development and 2) determine the utility of anti-EMP2 therapies. 

Translational Science and the Microbiome:

View the 2013 Human Microbiome Science Keynote address 
by Dr. Jonathan Braun: 


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