RESEARCH BASE

CORE CENTER RESEARCH BASE FOCUS GROUPS/RELEVANT DISEASES

I. Epithelial Biology and Transport: Diarrhea, Constipation, Wilson Disease, Menkes Disease, Cystic Fibrosis

Focus Group Director: Svetlana Lutsenko, Ph.D.

1. Trafficking
Mark DonowitzGI/Medicine
William GugginoPhysiology
Svetlana LutsenkoPhysiology/GI Medicine
Chung-Ming TseGI/Medicine
Dax FuPhysiology
Nicholas Zachos GI/Medicine
Liudmila CebotaruPhysiology/GI Medicine
Jennifer Pluznick Physiology
Zhaozhu Qiu Physiology
Bin WuBiophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Robert ColeBiological Chemistry
Sandra GabelliBiophysics
Valeria Culotta Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
*Joanna MeliaGI/Medicine
*Jennifer Foulke-Abel GI/Medicine
Varsha SinghGI/Medicine
Subhash KulkarniGI/Medicine
*Anthony GuerrerioPediatric GI

*K Awardees

2. Protein-Protein Interactions
Mark DonowitzGI/Medicine
William Guggino Physiology
Chung-Ming TseGI/Medicine
Svetlana LutsenkoPhysiology/GI Medicine
Dax FuPhysiology
James HamiltonGI/Medicine
Nicholas Zachos GI/Medicine
Brian O’RourkeCardiology/Medicine
Chirag ParikhNephrology/Medicine
Sandra GabelliBiophysics
Andrew EwaldCell Biology
Rong LiCell Biology
Robert ColeBiological Chemistry
Bin WuBiophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Linda Smith ResarHematology/Medicine
Liudmila CebotaruPhysiology/GI Medicine
Zhaozhu Qiu Physiology
G. William WongPhysiology
Cynthia SearsInfectious Disease/Medicine
David HackamPed Surgery/IGM
Jennifer Pluznick Physiology
Varsha SignhGI/Medicine
*Jennifer Foulke-Abel GI/Medicine
*Joanna MeliaGI/Medicine
Subhash KulkarniGI/Medicine
*Anthony GuerrerioPediatric GI
Shaoguang Wu Infectious Disease/Medicine
Helen YuGI/Medicine

*K Awardees

3. Heavy Metals in Epithelia
Svetlana LutsenkoPhysiology
Valeria CulottaBiochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dax FuPhysiology
*Joanna MeliaGI/Medicine
Samuel Jayakanthan Physiology

*K Awardees

4. Intenstinal Stem Cell Biology
Mark DonowitzGI/Medicine
Nick ZachosGI/Medicine
Linda Smith ResarHematology/Medicine
Rong LiCell Biology
Hariharan Easwaran Cancer Biology
Cynthia SearsInfectious Disease/Medicine
Florin SelaruGI/Medicine
Bin WuBiophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Sandra GabelliBiophysics
Chung-Ming TseGI/Medicine
Pankaj PasrichaGI/Medicine
David HackamPed Surgery/IGM
Alan MeekerPathology
Andrew EwaldCell Biology
Stephen MeltzerGI/Medicine
Franck HousseauImmunology
Tatianna LarmanPathology
*Jennifer Foulke-AbelGI/Medicine
Shadi YarandiGI/Medicine
Subhash KulkarniGI/Medicine
Varsha SignhGI/Medicine
Lingling XianHematology/Medicine
Helen YuGI/Medicine

*K Awardees

II. Neurogastroenterology: IBS, IBD, Diarrhea, Constipation, Abdominal Pain

Focus Group Director: Pankaj Pasricha, M.D.

Pankaj PasrichaGI/Medicine
Tim MoranPsychiatry
Shaoyong YuGI/Medicine
Nicholas Zachos GI/Medicine
Mark DonowitzGI/Medicine
Seulki LeeRadiology and Radiological Science
James HamiltonGI/Medicine
Chung-Ming TseGI/Medicine
Jiande ChenGI/Medicine
Xinzhong DongNeuroscience
David HackamPed Surgery/IGM
Subhash KulkarniGI/Medicine
Shadi YarandiGI/Medicine
*Zsuzsanna McMahanRheumatology

*K Awardees

III. Chronic GI Inflammation: IBD, Cirrhosis, NASH, Eos Esophagitis, Bacterial, Viral Diarrhea, and GI Pre-cancer

Focus Group Directors: Hal Dietz, M.D., Ph.D., Florin Selaru, M.D., and Francis Giardiello, M.D.

1. Mechanisms of Inflammation, Fibrosis
Harry DietzGenetics
James PotterGI/Medicine
Jeanne Clark General Internal Medicine/Medicine
Marcia CantoGI/Medicine
James HamiltonGI/Medicine
Tim MoranPsychiatry
Stephen MeltzerGI/Medicine
Cynthia SearsInfectious Disease/Medicine
Franck HousseauImmunology
Robert AndersPathology
Drew PardollImmunology
Florin SelaruGI/Medicine
Seulki LeeRadiology and Radiological Science
David HackamPed Surgery/IGM
Akhil MaheshwariPediatrics
Pankaj PasrichaGI/Medicine
Harry DietzGenetics
Liudmila CebotaruPhysiology/GI Medicine
Svetlana LutsenkoPhysiology/GI Medicine
Valeria Culotta Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bin WuBiophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Shaoguang WuInfectious Disease/Medicine
*Julia DrewesInfectious Disease/Medicine
*Anthony GuerrerioPediatric GI

*K Awardees

2. IBD: Proteomics, Gene Expression, Microbiome
Cynthia SearsInfectious Disease/Medicine
Drew PardollImmunology
Harry DietzGenetics
Alan MeekerPathology
Mark DonowitzGI/Medicine
Nicholas Zachos GI/Medicine
Jennifer Pluznick Physiology
Susan HutflessGI/Medicine
Stephen MeltzerGI/Medicine
Franck HousseauImmunology
Florin SelaruGI/Medicine
G. William WongPhysiology
Jiande ChenGI/Medicine
Cynthia SearsInfectious Disease/Medicine
Bin WuBiophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
*Jennifer Foulke-Abel GI/Medicine
Shaoguang WuInfectious Disease/Medicine
*Joanna MeliaGI/Medicine
Helen YuGI/Medicine
*Anthony GuerrerioPediatric GI
*Janet MarkleImmunology
Mark LazarevGI/Medicine
Varsha SignhGI/Medicine

*K Awardees

3. Infectious Diarrheas: B. fragilis, Shigella, EHEC, Rotavirus
Cynthia SearsInfectious Disease/Medicine
Mark DonowitzGI/Medicine
Chung-Ming TseGI/Medicine
Franck HousseauImmunology
Drew PardollImmunology
Nicholas Zachos GI/Medicine
Kellogg Schwab Environmental Health
Sandra GabelliBiophysics
Shaoguang WuInfectious Disease/Medicine
*Jennifer Foulke-Abel GI/Medicine
Varsha SignhGI/Medicine
Subhash KulkarniGI/Medicine
Helen YuGI/Medicine

*K Awardees

4. GI Pre-cancer, and Proliferation
Rong LiCell Biology
Francis GiardielloGI/Medicine
Mark DonowitzGI/Medicine
Stephen MeltzerGI/Medicine
Cynthia SearsInfectious Disease/Medicine
Drew PardollImmunology
Franck HousseauImmunology
Linda Smith ResarHematology
Michael GogginsGI/Medicine
Marcia CantoGI/Medicine
James PotterGI/Medicine
Robert AndersPathology
Florin SelaruGI/Medicine
James HamiltonGI/Medicine
Andrew EwaldCell Biology
Sandra GabelliBiophysics
Hariharan Easwaran Cancer Biology
Alan MeekerPathology
Amy KimGI/Medicine
Shaoguang WuInfectious Disease/Medicine
Tatianna LarmanPathology
Lingling XianHematology/Medicine
John AbrahamGI/Medicine
*Julia DrewesInfectious Disease/Medicine

*K Awardees

MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the NIH/NIDDK Conte JHU GI Core Center for Basic and Translational Gastrointestinal is open to all JHU faculty who are involved in or interested in basic or translational research that involves the GI track.  Membership Applications can be submitted to Esther Choi, Core Center Administrator at echoi34@jhmi.edu.

A table of our current areas of emphasized research and the diseases of relevance to each Focus Group is included.

Full Members

Full members are JHU faculty members who are (1) conducting research related to GI or are using techniques that will advance GI, (2)  have current funding through the NIH, NIDDK or other peer-reviewed grants, and
(3) take part in Center activities that can include using Core Services.  Full Members receive the full range of Core Center benefits but also have several responsibilities.

List of Member Benefits

  • Subsidized Core Services
  • Preferential meeting with Core Supported Visiting Professors and Hofmann Lecturer
  • Apply for mini-sabbatical
  • Help with IRB applications
  • List of Member Obligations
  • Present to the Work-in-Progress
  • Suggest scientists to invite for Work-in-Progress, Hofmann Lecturer, All Day symposium, including suggestions for the theme.
  • Acknowledge Core Service use in publications

Associate Members

Associate Members are junior faculty who are developing their research career in GI research and either have career awards that include NIH K Awards, Society Award (CCF, CF, and AASLD) or are attempting to achieve such awards and established faculty who do not currently have extramural funding.  Associate Members are provided Core Services at greatly reduced rates.

The Core Center Internal Executive Committee evaluates applications for Membership and Associate Membership at its every other monthly meeting.  Membership status is reviewed twice a year to determine if Membership status should be adjusted.  Questions about membership should be directed to the Core Center Administrator Esther Choi, echoi34@jhmi.edu or 410-955-8018.