A NIH-funded Silvio O Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Center located in the Texas Medical Center of Houston, Texas, was formalized in 2001, with NIDDK support to promote, facilitate and enhance the advancement of science and gastrointestinal related research through formal interactions among various research and training units at participating institutions in the Texas Medical Center. The TMC DDC assists GI researchers by organizing core facilities that provide expert services, assays, and advice that are not readily available. Visit our overview page to learn more about the TMC DDC. Core topics and core directors are available from the links below. To request services from any of our Cores, please visit our iLabs portal.