Research Training in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (T32 DK007074)

Program DirectorEugene B Chang

Administrator: Lynn Kaczmarz
Phone: 4-5811
Fax: 2-3133

Openings: 2 Predoctoral, 6 Postdoctoral

The major goal of this program is to train young physicians as well as pre- and postdoctoral students to become independent, productive investigators in the fields of adult and pediatric digestive diseases and/or nutrition. This program is truly multidisciplinary as well as multi-departmental in scope. The program offers a well-balanced and broad curriculum in a diverse area of fields pertaining to digestive diseases and nutrition. The program also offers its students the opportunity to attend national meetings, workshops and symposia. Minority students are particularly encouraged to apply.

Training Faculty:

  • Chang, Eugene: Host-microbe interactions in immune development and metabolic regulation
  • Alverdy, John: Molecular mechanisms and mediators of gut-derived microbial sepsis
  • Antonopoulos, Dionysios: Microbial ecology of digestive diseases
  • Bell, Graeme: Molecular biology and genetics of complex diseases
  • Bendelac, Albert: Innate Lymphocytes
  • Bissonnette, Marc: Chemoprevention of colon cancer
  • Brady, Matthew: Adipose tissue in health and disease
  • Chervonsky, Alexander: Autoimmune disorders Enteric Microbiome Immunology
  • Clark, Marcus: Immunity in the pathogenesis of human autoimmune diseases
  • Claud, Erika: Diagnosis and treatment of preterm infants and conditions of the immature digestive tract
  • Cohen, Russell: Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, health care outcomes
  • DiRienzo, Anna: Human evolution and the genetic basis of common diseases 
  • Gilbert, Jack: Microbial community colonization and succession
  • Guandalini, Stefano: Treatment of celiac diseases; Diarrheal disease
  • He, Chuan: Reversible DNA and RNA methylation in biological regulation
  • Jabri, Bana: Celiac disease, innate immunity of the GI tract, IBD
  • Jensen, Donald: Diagnosis and management of liver diseases, particularly hepatitis C
  • Kahn, Stacy: Developing novel programs to improve medication adherence in adolescents with IBD
  • Kee, Barbara: Determining the basic mechanisms that regulate lymphocyte development from hematopoietic stem cells
  • Kim, Karen: Epidemiology and outcomes of colorectal cancer
  • Kirschner, Barbara: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)--particularly nutritional and growth issues
  • Kupfer, Sonia: Genetics of GI disorders including colorectal cancer and celiac disease
  • Li, Yanchun: Mucosal inflammation, colon cancer and diabetic complications
  • Macleod, Kay: Hepatocellular cell death, injury, autophagy relating to fatty and fibrotic liver diseases.
  • Meyer, Folker: Bioinformatics of the enteric microbiome
  • Nagler, Cathryn: Regulation of allergic responses to food by the commensal microbiota
  • Pekow, Joel: Genomic studies in Inflamamatory Bowel Disease and IBD-associated cancer
  • Philipson, Louis: Type 1 diabetes, complicated type 2 diabetes, monogenic diabetes and hypoglycemi
  • Polite, Blase: Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Prince, Victoria: Regionalization of vertebrate endoderm and hindbrain
  • Randall, Glenn: Hepatitis C virus-host interactions
  • Ratain, Mark: Hepatic pharmacogenetics and metabolism of drugs
  • Rubin, David: Colorectal cancer, IBD, medical ethics
  • Semrad, Carol: Small bowel diseases (celiac disease, diarrhea, malabsorption) and nutrition
  • Tang, Wei Jen: The role of TNF super family in mucosal immunity, GI Anthrax
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