Galia Lab

Innovative Regulatory Mechanisms in Intestinal Innate Immunity

Our lab is focused on unraveling novel regulatory mechanisms that shape intestinal health and disease. We investigate the intricate roles of long noncoding RNA (lncRNAs), post-translational modifications, immunometabolism and host-microbiota interactions in shaping the complex dynamics of the intestinal microenvironment.

Meet the PI

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Liraz "Lee" Shmuel-Galia, Ph.D.


Dr. Galia obtained her Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and completed her postdoctoral training at UMass Chan Medical School.
Dr. Galia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Immunology.


Office Phone: 214-648-1652


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Recruiting New Members!

We are currently recruiting motivated Postdocs and Ph.D. students. If you are interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Galia!

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Career Development Award

The Chron's and Colitis Foundation recently awarded Dr. Galia with their Career Development Award, encouraging a career of independent basic and/or clinical investigation in the area of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

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NIH Director's New Innovator Award

The National Institute of Health awarded Dr. Galia with their New Innovator Award that "supports early career investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative research projects with the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important areas relevant to the NIH mission."

Classification and function of human and mouse long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs).

Recent Review

Dr Galia and Dr. Kate Fitzgerald recently collaborated on their review "Lnc-ing RNA to intestinal homeostasis and inflammation" in CellPress.

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