Medically Associated Science and Technology Program

The Medically Associated Science and Technology (MAST) program at Cedars-Sinai is dedicated to the development of novel drugs and devices to diagnose and treat patients.

MAST represents the mainsail of a vessel taking us on a voyage of discovery in medicine and science. This innovative program is working to develop new diagnostics and therapeutics to treat patients with illnesses related to imbalances or alterations in the microbiome. Over the last 20 years, the MAST team has made many discoveries that benefit millions of patients, and we hope to help millions more with our growing fleet of novel diagnostics and therapeutics.

At MAST, patients are at the center of our work, which gives us a unique perspective as we innovate. Having direct interactions with patients drives our curiosity toward clinically meaningful questions and allows us to move quickly toward identifiable solutions. The MAST team brings expertise in working with the microbiome in both basic and clinical aspects, along with a track record of navigating the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process and post-FDA approval work.

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Meet Our Team

Learn more about the MAST team of scientists, physicians, faculty members and other healthcare professionals who investigate the micobiome in the laboratory as well as work directly with patients.

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Research Laboratories

Pimentel Lab

The Pimentel Laboratory focuses on the development of drugs, diagnostic tests and devices related to conditions of the microbiome. LEARN MORE

Mathur Lab

The Mathur Laboratory, led by Ruchi Mathur, MD, studies the effects of gastrointestinal microbiota on metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. LEARN MORE

Rezaie Lab

The Rezaie Laboratory focuses on research related to the microbiome, gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). LEARN MORE

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