Personnel Bios

Madhusudan (Madhu) Grover, M.B.B.S.

Director, Gastrointestinal Barrier Function Laboratory

Dr. Grover went to medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. He did his internal medicine training at Michigan State University and subsequently came to Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, for a research and clinical fellowship in 2009. He joined the Mayo Clinic Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as a staff member in 2013.

He has had several committee roles with the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) and is currently the chair of the AGA young GI and trainee track. He is actively engaged with the Rome Foundation and serves as co-chair for the foundation's working committee on postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Dr. Grover is a co-investigator in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium and in the Program Project Grant on Pathobiology of Enteric Nervous System. He is a part of the Enteric Neuroscience Program at Mayo Clinic and has a faculty position in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. He serves on the marketing committee of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Dr. Grover's clinical activities include seeing patients in the Motility Clinic and performing endoscopic procedures.

Shoko Edogawa, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Fellow

Dr. Edogawa completed her medical degree at the National Defense Medical College and her doctorate at Osaka Medical College, both in in Tokorozawa, Japan. Her doctoral work focused on the regulation of collagen biosynthesis in intestinal epithelial cells exposed to indomethacin using proteomic approaches.

Dr. Edogawa joined the Enteric Neuroscience Program at Mayo Clinic to determine how a 13C mannitol-based intestinal permeability assay responds to NSAID-induced perturbation and subsequent recovery in vivo. She is also interested in the role of luminal proteases in modulating barrier function in IBS, especially postinfectious IBS.

Wendy J. Sundt, CCRP

Clinical Research Coordinator

Wendy Sundt received her Bachelor of Science in education from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, and her clinical research coordination degree from the Mayo School of Health Sciences (now known as Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences). She has obtained clinical research certification by the Society of Clinical Research Associates.

Wendy previously worked in Mayo Clinic's Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit and coordinated bone marrow transplant studies in the Mayo Clinic William J. von Liebig Center for Transplantation and Clinical Regeneration. She is experienced in survey strategies, greater-than-minimal risk protocols, federal- and industry-sponsored clinical trial coordination, assisting with studies involving gastrointestinal functional phenotyping, and knowledge and evaluation qualitative research.

Elizabeth P. Abrahamson

Associate Clinical Research Coordinator

Elizabeth Abrahamson received her Bachelor of Arts in English writing from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, in 2014. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance journalist for Bluff Country News and Radish Magazine and in advertising at the Post-Bulletin in Rochester, Minnesota.

Stephanie A. Peters

Research Technologist

Stephanie Peters earned her Bachelor of Science in microbiology and biology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. As an undergraduate, she did her internship at Agropur Ingredients, working in a food microbiology lab.

In Dr. Grover's lab, Stephanie is involved with studying ex vivo mucosal barrier and secretory properties in human biopsies and is developing novel techniques in that area. Additionally, she is studying the effects of acute bacterial infection on mucosal barrier function. She is particularly interested in interactions of microbes and microbial products with host gastrointestinal physiology.

Natalie M. Moses

Undergraduate Student

Natalie Moses is an undergraduate student at Minnesota State University, Mankato, pursuing a degree in biomedical sciences and chemistry. During her undergraduate career, Natalie has worked on research regarding myelination in developmentally hypothyroid mice.

Natalie started at Mayo Clinic as a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, working on a developing animal model to study postinfectious IBS, genomic DNA isolation and purification, and electronic data extraction and analysis. Natalie has continued to work at Mayo beyond her fellowship to help explore mechanisms for postinfectious IBS and intestinal permeability.