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  • Seminars | Past Seminars | Annual Forum

    The GI Research Forum

    This weekly series is presented every Thursday at 4:00pm in Room M112 of Baylor College of Medicine’s DeBakey Building, from September through May.

    Speakers include a diverse mix of clinicians and basic scientists, senior investigators from the Texas Medical Center in Houston, and from across the country.

    Seminar Committee

    Hashem El-Serag (chair), Doug Burrin, Saul Karpen, Gene LeSage, Marc Rhodes, Jim Versalovic

     

    Spring 2014

    January

    9

    Aaron Thrift
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research
    Herston, Queensland, Australia

    Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: Etiology and Risk Prediction

    H El-Serag BCM

    16

    Dr. Gloria Ho
    Professor of Epidemiology 
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Bronx NY

    Circulating inflammation & miRNA markers associated with risk of colorectal cancer

    M Bondy, H El-Serag
    BCM

    23

    Craig D. Logsdon, Ph.D.
    Lockton Distinguished Endowed Chair for Pancreatic
    Cancer Research Dept Cancer Biology
    UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pancreatic Diseases- Opportunities for Progress

    H El-Serag BCM

    30

    Linda C. Samuelson, Ph.D.
    JA Williams Professor of Gastrointestinal Physiology
    Associate Director, Center for Organogenesis
    Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
    The University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Notch Pathway Regulation of Gastrointestinal Stem Cells

    Keping Xie MDACC

    February

    13

    Mary K. Estes, Ph.D., Director
    Texas Medical Center Digestive Diseases Center
    Professor, Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Human Intestinal Enteroids: Translating Stem Cell Biology to Understand Human Enteric Microbial Pathogenesis

    H El-Serag BCM

    20

    Peter Kahrilas, MD
    Gilbert H. Marquardt Professor
    Medicine-Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Chicago IL

    Hilda Schwartz Visiting Professor

    Achalasia: One disease or more?

    H El-Serag BCM

    March

    20

    Holger Willenbring, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Surgery, UCSF School of Medicine
    San Francisco CA

    Liver Regeneration with Reprogrammed Cells

    M Finegold BCM

    27

    Wafik El-Deiry, M.D. Ph. D., F.A.C.P.
    Professor of Medicine
    Chief, Hematology/Oncology
    Rose Dunlap Division Chair in Hematology/Oncology
    Penn State Cancer Institute
    Hershey, PA

    Personalizing Colorectal Cancer Therapy”

    L. Mishra

    April

    3

    Stephen A. Duncan, D.Phil
    Marcus Professor of Human & Molecular Genetics; Director, MCW Program in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology;  Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

    TBA

    K Bissig BCM

    10

         

    17

         

    24

    DDW Preview

    TBA

     

    May

    Digestive Diseases Week: 
    May 3–6 McCormick Place Chicago, IL

     

    Fall 2013

    September

    12

    Emily Corse, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Immunology
    UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Chronic Inflammatory Liver Disease in Mice Expressing a T Lymphocyte Ligand

    Thevananther, BCM

    19

    Wayne I. Lencer M.D.
    Professor of Pediatrics, HMS
    Shwachman Chair in Gastroenterology
    Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Childrens Hospital
    Director, Digestive Diseases Center
    Boston, MA

    Innate sensing of a bacterial protein entering the ER
     of host cells by IRE1α and RIG-I

    MK Estes BCM

    26

    Joe Petrosino, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Past, Present, and Future for the Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research

    MK Estes BCM

    October

    3

    Sue Crawford, Ph.D.
    Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Autophagy hijacked through viroporin-activated CAMKK2 signaling is required for rotavirus replication

    MK Estes BCM

    10

    Eamonn Quigley, M.D.
    Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    The Methodist Hospital, Houston
    Weill Cornell College of Medicine, New York City

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome: From brain to gut and back again

    J Versalovic BCM

    17

    BCM Grad School Symposium

    No GI Forum Today

     

    24

    Lynt B. Johnson, M.D.
    Robert J. Coffey Professor & Chairman
    Department of Surgery
    Georgetown University Hospital
    Washington, DC

    Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Resection or Ablation?

    L Mishra MDACC

    31

    Michael Wangler, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
    Baylor College of Medicine

    TBA

    M Finegold BCM

    November

    7

    Andrew T. Chan, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston MA

    Aspirin for the Prevention and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

    L Lichtenberger UTHealth

    14

     

     

     

    21

    Dr Keping Xie
    Professor, Gastroenterology Research
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    FOXM1 Signaling in Gastrointestinal Cancer

    L Mishra MDACC

    Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays
    November 28 through January  9 

    December


    Spring 2013

    January

    17

    Moreshwar Desai, M.D.
    Assistant Prof of Pediatrics
    Department of Pediatrics
    Section of Pediatric Critical Care
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Bile Acids Induce Myocardial Dysfunction the Concept of Cholecardia

    D Burrin BCM

    24

    Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MB ChB, PhD, FACS, FAAP, FWACS Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Baylor College of Medicine

     

    Finding Early predictors of NEC

    Thevananther BCM

    31

    Muralidhar Premkumar, M.B.B.S., M.R.C.P.C.H.
    Assistant Professor
    Pediatrics-Newborn
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Role of enterocyte derived nitric oxide in the pathogenesis of NEC

    D Burrin BCM

    February

    7

    Ashok Balasubramanyam, M.D.
    Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology
    Baylor College of Medicine

    The HIV Lipodystrophy Syndrome

    K Bissig  BCM

    14

    Emily Hollister, Ph.D.
    Director of Bioinformatics and Microbial Ecology
    Texas Children’s Microbiome Center
    Texas Children’s Hospital
    Instructor of Pathology & Immunology
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Metagenomics and the Gut Microbiome: Emerging Insights into Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    M. Finegold BCM

    21

    Michael B Wallace MD MPH
    Professor of Medicine
    Chair; Div. of Gastroenterology
    Mayo Clinic Florida

     

    Hilda Schwartz Visiting Professor
    Measuring and Improving Quality in Colonoscopy

    H El-Serag BCM

    28

     

     

     

    March

    7

    Noah Shroyer, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

    Control of intestinal differentiation and transformation by the notch pathway

    H El-Serag BCM

    14

    Charles Darkoh, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor,  Center for Infectious Diseases
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
    University of Texas Health Science Center,
    School of Public Health, Houston

    A New Paradigm of Toxin Production  Regulation by Clostridium Difficile

    Lichtenberger UTHSC

    21

    Robia G. Pautler, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Co-Director of Graduate Education
    Dept. Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    Dept. Neuroscience
    Dept. of Radiology
    TBMM Graduate Program
    Huffington Center on Aging
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Novel Nano-antioxidants in Pre-Clinical Models of NAFLD

    M. Finegold BCM

    28

    J.Marc.Rhoads, M.D. Professor, Pediatrics-GI UTHealth, Houston

     Lactobacillus reuteri in intestinal inflammation

    MK Estes, BCM

    April

    4

    Fasiha Kanwal, MD, MSHS
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Baylor College of Medicine Houston
    Veterans Affairs HSR&D Center of Excellence
    Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

    Interleukin (IL)28B in Patients with HCV

    H El-Serag BCM

    11

    Laura Beretta, PhD
    Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncology
    U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

    Comparative Omics in Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Functional insights and translational implications

    M. Estes BCM

    18

    Anna Lok, M.D., F.R.C.P.
    Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
    AL Andrews Research Professor in Liver Disease
    Director, Clinical Hepatology
    Associate Chair for Clinical Research
    Department of Internal Medicine
    University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

    Progress in Hepatitis B: A Journey from 1982 to 2013

    El-Serag, BCM

    25

    Ju-Seog Lee. Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Systems Biology
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, TX

    Molecular Classification of Liver Cancer: Systems Biology Approach

    H El-Serag BCM

    May

    2

    G. Nicholas Verne, M.D.
    Professor and Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs
    Director, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
    Program Director, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship
    University of Texas Medical Branch

    Central Sensitization in Visceral Pain Disorders

    RJ Shulman BCM

    9

    Michael Pack, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA

    Identification of a Novel Plant Toxin that Causes Extra-Hepatic Biliary Atresia in Mammals and Zebrafish

    M. Finegold BCM

    16

    Seema Khurana, Ph.D.
    Professor, Biology and Biochemistry
    University of Houston

    Zhongcheng Shi, M.D.
    Postdoctoral Associate, Pathology
    Texas Children’s Feigin Center

    J. Marc Rhoads, M.D.
    Professor, Pediatrics-GI
    UTHealth, Houston

    DDW Preview
    Regulation of EMT in colorectal cancer

    SOX9 regulates cell proliferation through activation of IGFBP-4 in Apcmin/+ adenomas

    Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 inversely changes the effector and regulatory T cell populations in a mouse model of necrotizing enterocolitis and colorectal cancer cells

    D Burrin & H El-Serag, BCM

    23

    Joel Bornstein, Ph.D., BSc
    Professor, Physiology
    Enteric Neuroscience
    University of Melbourne

    The GI symptoms of autism – a role for the enteric nervous system

    T. Savidge BCM

    June

    6

    David A. Rudnick, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Pediatrics, Developmental Biology
    Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
    Developmental Biology and Genetics
    Washington University School of Medicine
    St. Louis MO

    Prometheus’ Liver

    S Thevananther, BCM


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