Our section has dynamic research programs in a variety of areas, both basic and clinical science.
Clinical science research
- Fatty liver disease
- Childhood obesity in the community healthcare setting, Sarah E. Barlow, M.D., M.P.H.
- Intestinal failure and gut rehabilitation, Beth Carter, M.D.
- Gastrointestinal motility, Bruno P. Chumpitazi, M.D., M.P.H.
- Inflammatory bowel disease, George D. Ferry, M.D.
- Pancreaticobiliary disease, Douglas S. Fishman, M.D.
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Eric Chiou, M.D.
- Outcomes in pediatric endoscopy, Kalpesh Thakkar, M.D., MSCR
- Norwalk virus vaccine,
- Metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids, Craig Jensen, M.D.
- Hepatitis B and C, Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease, Daniel Leung, M.D.
- Psychological predictors of outcome in pediatric weight loss, Carmen Mikhail, Ph.D.
- Nutrient metabolism in Rett syndrome, Kathleen Motil, M.D., Ph.D.
- Chronic abdominal pain, Robert Shulman, M.D.
- Improving outcomes from pediatric liver transplant, biliary atresia, cystic fibrosis liver disease,
Basic science research
- Parenteral nutrition and necrotizing enterocolitis, Douglas Burrin, Ph.D.
- Molecular mechanisms of cholestasis, Sanjiv Harpavat, M.D., Ph.D.
- Prevention and pathogenesis of biliary atresia, Sanjiv Harpavat, M.D., Ph.D.
- Epigenetics of inflammatory bowel disease, Richard Kellermayer, M.D., Ph.D.
- MicroRNAs in intestinal epithelial cells,
- Molecular mechanisms of dietary starch absorption, Bruno Chumpitazi, M.D., M.P.H., Antone Opekun PA-C,
- Liver regeneration, growth and repair, Sundararajah Thevananther, Ph.D.
- Liver fibrogenesis in pediatric cholestasis,
Postdoctoral Research Opportunities
Postdoctoral research opportunities are available for both M.D. and Ph.D. candidates in the areas of basic science, translational biology or clinical research. Funding from an NIH Training Grant is available for competitive candidates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.