Eugene B. Chang, M.D.
Martin Boyer Professor of Medicine DDRCC Director and Host-Microbe Core Director University of Chicago Research Interests: Host-microbial interactions, particularly as they relate to health, digestive diseases and other immune- and metabolic-related disorders
Wayne I. Lencer, M.D.
Co-Director HDDC, Professor of Pediatrics, Childrens Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School Research Interests: mechanisms for how intestinal epithelial cells interact with theluminal and sub-epithelial microenvironment, and the cell biology of bacterial pathogenesis and mucosal host defense
Neil Kaplowitz, M.D.
Director, USC Liver Transplant program and Center for Liver Disease USC, Los Angeles Research Interests: Drug toxicity, signal transduction, oxidative stress, glutathione metabolism, pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease, ER stress, mitochondrial biogenesis
Bishr Omary, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director, Digestive Health Center, University of Michigan Research Interests: (1) Studying the regulation, function and disease association of the cytoskeletal intermediate filament proteins that are specifically expressed in digestive-type epithelia; (2) studying the stress-inducible protein heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) as a potential therapeutic target in acute pancreatitis
Scott B. Snapper, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Director, Basic and Translational Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, Childrens Hospital Boston, Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School. Research Interests: Mucosal immunology and pathogenesis of IBD.
Mitchell B. Cohen, MD
Associate Director, Cincinnati Digestive Health Center Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Interests: pathophysiology of diarrheal diseases and continues to direct basic science and clinical research programs related to intestinal secretion and infection
Jerrold Turner, M.D., Ph.D.
DDRCC Associate Director and Tissue and Cell Analysis Core Director University of Chicago Research Interests: studying epithelial cell function in the context of mucosal inflammation and inflammatory bowel disease that includes development, functional analysis, and live imaging of genetically-modified
cell lines and mice
Stephen A. Ernst, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus Protein Identification and Localization Core Co-Director Research Interests: Localization of small G-proteins and other constituents thought to be involved in regulated secretion of digestive enzymes in pancreatic exocrine cells and purified zymogen granules