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Career Development

Protocols and mentors

We ensure our fellows have a close working relationship with a faculty preceptor. The development of an acceptable research protocol is fundamental and, following review of the proposal at different levels, the investigation is initiated.

Through the successful construction of a protocol and execution of a project, you:

  • Clarify your objectives
  • Develop a plausible hypothesis
  • Understand experimental design
  • Become familiar with the theoretical and practical aspects of the methodology you employ
  • Accumulate and analyze data accurately and effectively
  • Describe results, providing an abstract for presentation at a national or an international meeting
  • Deliver a well-organized presentation, including the effective use of audiovisual techniques

Later, it is expected that one or more manuscripts derived from this work will be accepted for publication by reputable peer-reviewed scientific journals. As part of the academic lecture series offered to all fellows, you learn how to write a paper.

These faculty members may serve as preceptors and mentors for fellows in the National Institutes of Health-Sponsored Track:

Basic and disease-oriented investigators

Faculty member Research focus
Ackerman, Michael J., M.D., Ph.D. Genetic basis of channelopathies
Billadeau, Daniel D., Ph.D. Cell motility and T cell immunology
Boardman, Lisa A., M.D. Telomere genes and cancer risk
Bram, Richard J., M.D., Ph.D. Immune system activation
Diasio, Robert B., M.D. Metabolism of chemotherapeutic agents
Ekker, Stephen C., Ph.D. Zebrafish and genetic development
Farrugia, Gianrico, M.D. Smooth muscle and interstitial cell electrophysiology
Faubion, William A., M.D. Epigenetics of inflammatory bowel disease
Fernandez-Zapico, Martin E., M.D. Mechanisms of pancreatic cancer
Gores, Gregory J., M.D. Mechanisms of liver cell injury; biliary carcinogenesis
Kang, Ningling, Ph.D. Mechanisms of liver metastasis
Kaufmann, Scott H., M.D., Ph.D. Mechanisms of cytotoxicity of anticancer drugs
LaRusso, Nicholas F., M.D. Pathobiology of biliary epithelia
Lazaridis, Konstantinos N., M.D. Genetic epidemiology of cholestatic disorders
Limburg, Paul J., M.D. Cancer chemoprevention
Linden, David R., Ph.D. Motility disorders related to inflammatory bowel disease
McNiven, Mark A., Ph.D. Cytoskeleton and vesicle transport; ethanol cell damage
Mukhopadhyay, Debabrata (Dev), Ph.D. Angiogenesis
Nyberg, Scott L., M.D., Ph.D. Immunogenicity of a xenogeneic bioartificial liver
Ordog, Tamas, M.D. Gastrointestinal smooth muscle cell biology
Peng, Kah Whye, Ph.D. Biology of viral vectors for cancer gene therapy
Roberts, Lewis R., M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. Molecular genetics of hepatocellular cancer
Russell, Stephen J., M.D., Ph.D. Viral vectors and cancer treatment
Shah, Vijay, M.D. Regulation of hepatic endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS)
Sinicrope, Frank A., M.D. Colon cancer
Szurszewski, Joseph H., Ph.D. Mechanism of control of smooth muscle function
Urrutia, Raul A., M.D. Molecular mechanisms of pancreatic cell differentiation
Wettstein, Peter J., Ph.D. Immunogenetic analysis of minor histocompatibility antigens

Patient-oriented investigators

Faculty member Research focus
Bharucha, Adil E., MBBS, M.D. Epidemiology and mechanisms of pelvic floor dysfunction
Camilleri, Michael, M.D. Adrenergic and serotoninergic control of gastrointestinal motor and sensory function
Chari, Suresh T., M.D. RNA microarray in pancreatic cancer-induced diabetes
Ehman, Richard L., M.D. Magnetic resonance elastography
Iyer, Prasad G., M.D. Barrett's detection in the community
Levine, James A., M.D., Ph.D. Thermogenesis mechanisms
Melton, L. Joseph III, M.D. Epidemiology of gastrointestinal disease
Murray, Joseph A., M.D. Celiac disease and immunogenetics of gluten sensitivity
Nair, K. Sreekumaran, M.D., Ph.D. In vivo regulation of protein dynamics
Petersen, Gloria M., Ph.D. Genetics and epidemiology of gastrointestinal cancers
Talwalkar, Jayant A., M.D. Comparative effectiveness of diagnostics and treatments for primary biliary cirrhosis and liver fibrosis
Wang, Kenneth K., M.D. Barrett's esophagus and photodynamic therapy
  • May 5, 2014
  • ART719013