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Upcoming Center Seminars

Date:

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, PST

Location: 

Biomedical Science Building (BSB) - Garren Auditorium
Online (Zoom Meeting)
Password: 823356 

Speaker:

Mark Donowitz, M.D.
LeBoff Professor of Medicine and Physiology
Director, Hopkins Center for Epithelial Disorders
Director, Hopkins NIH Conte Digestive Diseases Basic & Translational Research Core Center
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Title:

Pathophysiology of COVID-19 Diarrhea

Speaker’s Research Interests: The primary focus of Dr. Donowitz's research is on the development of drug therapy for diarrheal disorders, intestinal salt absorption and the proteins involved including their regulation, and the use of human enteroids to understand intestinal physiology and pathophysiology.

Date:

Monday, June 27, 2022

Location:

TBD

Speaker:

Richard S. Blumberg, M.D.
Jerry S. Trier Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair of Medicine for Research
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Title:

TBD

Speaker’s Research Interests: Among Dr. Blumberg's wide-ranging basic and applied discoveries in immunology and mucosal immunology, he was the first to establish neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) function in adult life and link FcRn to innate and adaptive immune activities. These insights led directly to new therapeutic strategies. He has a long-term program focused on understanding CD1 function in mucosal immunity and the role played in microbial sensing, as well as defining the now widely accepted principle that a “window of opportunity” exists in early life that defines immune development in mucosal tissues and later life risk for mucosal inflammations such as inflammatory bowel disease.


Date:

Monday, July 25, 2022

Location:

TBD

Speaker:

Richard Peek, M.D.
Director, Division of Gastroenterology
Professor of Medicine
Mina Cobb Wallace Chair in Immunology
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville Tennessee

Title:

TBD

Speaker’s Research Interests: Dr. Peek’s lab focuses on the stomach-infecting bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its contribution to the pathogenesis of gastric cancer, particularly for the development of innovative ex vivo and tractable in vivo models to define bacterial oncoproteins. His lab is particularly interested in the most important known H. pylori strain-specific determinant associated with cancer, the cag pathogenicity island.