STUDENT RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM (SRTP)
      in DIABETES and OBESITY, KIDNEY DISEASE, and DIGESTIVE DISEASE
Preceptor List

Digestive Disease Research Track Preceptors:

Faculty Name Research Interest Department
Abumrad, Naji Mechanisms involved in improved glucose handling following bariaratric surgery Surgery
Beauchamp, R. Daniel Colorectal carcinogenesis, the biology of cancer cell invasion and metastasis, and in the identification of novel molecular biomarkers and therapeutic targets in colorectal and other alimentary tract malignancies Surgery
Coffey, Robert The role of EGF receptor (EGFR) and its ligands in epithelial cell growth, differentiation and neoplasia Medicine
Correa, Pelayo
Gastrointetinal cancer and Helicobacter pylori.
Medicine
Cover, Timothy Bacteria-host interactions, bacterial toxins, Helicobacter pylori, gastric cancer Medicine
El-Rifai, Wael Cancer Genetics, Molecular Biology, upper gastrointestinal cancer, Barrett's adenocarcinoma, gastric cancer . Surgery
Fingleton, Barbara Understanding function and how to therapeutically target inflammatory molecules in colitis and colon cancer Cancer Biology
Gannon, Maureen We study the role of genes and signaling pathways involved in the development and function of specific cell types within the pancreas. Medicine
Goldenring, James Vesicle trafficking and recycling pathways that regulate the function of apical membrane specializations in polarized kidney and gastrointestinal epithelial cells Surgery
Hasty, Alyssa Obesity-related increases in adipose tissue macrophages leading to inflammation and insulin resistance. Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Huppert, Stacy Examining the role of the Notch extracellular signaling pathway in coordinating cell fate decisions during liver organogenesis. Cell & Developmental Biology
Lee, Ethan Mechanism of Wnt signal transduction in development and disease Cell & Developmental Biology
Manning, H. Charles Molecular imaging, chemistry, small-molecule discovery, therapeutic efficacy screening, clinical trial modeling, imaging probe development, imaging validation Radiology
Murff, Harvey The relationship between dietary long-chain fatty acids and colorectal cancer risk Medicine
Peek, Richard Pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric cancer Medicine
Russell, William Defining the mechansims, both stimulatory and inhibitory, that control the regeneration of liver Pediatrics
Van Kaer, Luc Antigen presentation and lymphocyte development Pathology
Wasserman, David Pathogenesis of insulin resistance in liver and muscle Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Williams, Christopher Epigenetic control of intestinal epithelial wound healing and repair programs and relationship to colorectal oncogenesis Medicine
Wilson, Keith Mucosal immunology, mechanisms of inflammation, oxidative stress and gastrointestinal carcinogenesis, host-pathogen interactions Medicine