The Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 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
- Intestinal failure and gut rehabilitation
- Gastrointestinal motility, Bruno P. Chumpitazi, M.D., M.P.H.
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Pancreaticobiliary disease, Douglas S. Fishman, M.D.
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Eric H. Chiou, M.D.
- Outcomes in pediatric endoscopy
- Norwalk virus vaccine
- Metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids, Craig L. Jensen, M.D.
- Hepatitis B and C, cystic fibrosis liver disease, Daniel H. Leung, M.D.
- Psychological predictors of outcome in pediatric weight loss, Carmen Mikhail, Ph.D.
- Nutrient metabolism in Rett syndrome, Kathleen J. Motil, M.D., Ph.D.
- Chronic abdominal pain, Robert J. Shulman, M.D.
- Improving outcomes from pediatric liver transplant, biliary atresia, cystic fibrosis liver disease
Basic Science Research
- Parenteral nutrition and necrotizing enterocolitis, Douglas G. Burrin, Ph.D.
- Molecular mechanisms of cholestasis, Sanjiv Harpavat, M.D., Ph.D.
- Prevention and pathogenesis of biliary atresia, Sanjiv Harpavat, M.D.
- Epigenetics of inflammatory bowel disease, Richard Kellermayer, M.D., Ph.D.
- MicroRNAs in intestinal epithelial cells
- Molecular mechanisms of dietary starch absorption, Bruno P. 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.