Lay Description

The purpose of this study is to identify genes and related RNA (ribonucleic acid) from healthy individuals, aged 18 to 35 years, that are expressed in our immune cells (i.e. the cells that fight infections in our body) that may be contributing to the risk of developing certain diseases like Crohn’s disease, atherosclerosis, and autoimmune diseases. This will be carried out by having study participants attend a short clinic visit that consists of a blood draw, a brief medical survey, and height/weight/blood pressure measurements.


  • Genetics
IRB Number
NCT Number registration not required
Open to Enrollment


Eligible Ages
Between 18 and 35
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

Exclusion Criteria

Study Design

Arm Groups

Study Contact

Regulatory Point of Contact
Roy Resendez
(210) 585-9776

Local Recruitment Point of Contact
Roy Resendez
(210) 585-9776

Principal Investigator
Srinivas Mummidi