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Upcoming Center Seminars

Date:

Monday, January 31, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, PST

Location:

Online Only (Zoom Meeting)
Password: 256008

Speaker:

Bana Jabri, M.D., Ph.D.
Sarah and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor
Department of Medicine, Pediatrics and Pathology
Chair of the Committee on Immunology
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Title:

Epithelial control of tissue immunity in health and disease

Speaker’s Research Interests: Dr. Jabri’s research uses a range of molecular and cellular approaches to study immune function in the intestine. These studies address basic immunological questions and may lead to insights into autoimmune disorders and inflammatory intestinal diseases.  She has followed a career interest in celiac disease, autoimmune disorders, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Jabri has extensive experience in human immunology, especially in designing and performing studies on human intestinal tissue samples.


Date:

Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, PST

Location:

TBD

Speaker:

Takanori Takebe, M.D., Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
Director of Commercial Innovation
Endowed Chair of Organoid Medicine
Center for Stem Cell & Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM)
Divisions of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and Developmental Biology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center   
Cincinnati, OH

Title:

Human Organoids Towards Precision Hepatology

Speaker’s Research Interests: Dr. Takebe’s research focuses on patient-centered stem cell research with innovative organoid transplantation approaches.  His lab leverages cutting-edge technology to deepen molecular and cellular knowledge of liver organogenesis translated into in-a-dish principles to guide miniature organ or organoid self-organization from human pluripotent stem cell.

Date:

Monday, March 28, 2022

Location:

TBD

Speaker:

Jerrold R. Turner, M.D., Ph.D. 
Professor, Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Professor, Medicine, Brigham And Women's Hospital
Boston MA

Title:

TBD

Speaker’s Research Interests: Dr. Turner’s research focuses on understanding the structure, function, and regulation of intercellular tight junctions in the intestine using a multidisciplinary approach. Dysregulation of tight junctions has been linked to both systemic and organ-specific disease, particularly in the intestines, where tissues interface with the gut microbiome. Dr. Turner's goal is to advance tight junction biology and improve health.

Date:

Monday, April 25, 2022

Location:

TBD

Speaker:

Jasmohan Bajaj, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Virginia Commonwealth University & McGuire VA Medical Center
Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
Richmond, VA

Title:

TBD

Speaker’s Research Interests: Dr. Bajaj’s research focus is on the intestinal microbiome in cirrhosis and its impact on brain function. The goal of his research is the assessment and treatment of hepatic encephalopathy.