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Ongoing Research

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Get Involved In Our Clinical Trials

We could not advance our knowledge in Celiac Disease and wheat sensitivities without you! If you are interested in participating in our research, please explore the studies below.

Citrus Fruits Juice
Leader: Shilpa Tandon

Zinc Deficiency in Celiac Disease: Pilot Study

We are evaluating the feasibility and efficacy of a Zinc optimized diet vs. Zinc supplementation to treat Zinc deficiency in celiac patients.


Adult patients (18+) with biopsy and serology proven celiac diagnosis maintaining a GFD for > 6 months, with untreated Zn deficiency.

Citrus Fruits Juice
Leader: Gaston Rueda

Microbiota in Chronic GI

This study we are examining the Microbiota in people experiencing chronic GI symptoms, but have no diagnosis of GI disease.


Potential celiac patients not yet diagnosed. Need to be eating gluten. With an upcoming endoscopy to confirm dx

Citrus Fruits Juice
Leaders: Mark Khaouli, Shilpa Tandon

Novel Adjuvant Therapy to the Gluten-Free Diet

This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new medication to treat Adult Patients with Non-Responsive Celiac Disease in addition to following a gluten-free diet.


Adult patients (18-70 years old) with biopsy proven celiac diagnosis for at least 1 year and maintaining a gluten free diet for at least 1 year.

Citrus Fruits Juice
Leader: Dr Ines Pinto-Sanchez

Oats Study

We want to know if recently diagnosis celiac patients should or should not be consuming oats after their diagnosis. This will better guide our physicians to make stronger recommendations to our patients.


Confirmed celiac biopsy diagnosed (≥
Marsh 3a). Gluten Free Diet < 3 months

Citrus Fruits Juice
Leader: Dr Ines Pinto-Sanchez

Celiac Registry

This registry will allow us to know your current symptoms and track the progression of the disease


ONLY PATIENTS FROM the McMaster Celiac Disease Clinic

Citrus Fruits Juice
Leader: Dr Premysl Bercik

Role of Microbiome in Intestinal Diseases

This study is being conducted to understand the behavior and influence of the gut microbiota in chronic gastrointestinal diseases, including Celiac Disease.


Patients with Celiac Disease, IBS, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease with active symptoms

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Coming Soon
  • New medication to induce gluten tolerance in celiac disease patients on a gluten-free diet​.

    • Estimated starting date: Fall 2023

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