Members

Below is the list of the DDRCC’s current Full Members. Each of our members fall under one or more of the Three Themes of the Center. These themes are:

THEME 1: Host-microbial interactions, inflammation & mucosal immunity

THEME 2: Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis & cancer

THEME 3: Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport & enterohepatic signaling


 

Nada A. Abumrad, PhD

Dr. Robert C. Atkins Professor of Medicine and Obesity Research
Div of Geriatrics & Nutritional Science

Research Theme:
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


Megan Baldridge, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Div of Infectious Disease

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity


Luis F. Z. Batista, PhD

Associate Professor
Div of Hematology

Research Theme:
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer

 


Jeffrey Brown, MD, PhD

Instructor in Medicine
Div of Gastroenterology

Research Theme:
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg, MD, PhD

Division Chief, Critical Care Medicine
Donald B. Strominger Professor

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


Yin Cao, ScD, MPH

Associate Professor of Surgery
Public Health Sciences Div

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


Matthew A. Ciorba, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, PAMOC Core
Div of Gastroenterology

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


Gautam Dantas, PhD

Professor of Pathology & Immunology,
Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Microbiology

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity


Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, DSc

John E. and Adaline Simon Professor of Medicine & of Developmental Biology
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Director, DDRCC

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


Brian DeBosch, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Div of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Research Theme:
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


Parakkal Deepak, MBBS, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Div of Gastroenterology

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


David G. DeNardo, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Depts of Medicine and Pathology & Immunology

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity


Michael Diamond, MD, PhD

The Herbert S. Gasser Professor, Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology
Div of Infectious Diseases

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity


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Brian K. Dieckgraefe, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief of Gastroenterology, St. Louis VA Medical Centers

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


Siyuan Ding, PhD

Assistant Professor
Dept of Molecular Microbiology

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


John Dipersio, MD, PhD

Virginia E & Sam J Golman Professor of Medicine
Div of Bone Marrow Transplant

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


Ryan C. Fields, MD

Professor of Surgery
Div of General Surgery

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


Brian N. Finck, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Div of Geriatrics & Nutritional Sciences

Research Theme:
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


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James M. Fleckenstein, MD

Professor of Medicine
Div of Infectious Diseases

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity

 

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Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD

Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Director, Center for Genome Sciences

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


Richard W. Gross, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Chemistry,  and Developmental Biology
Div of Bioorganic Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

Research Theme:
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


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William G. Hawkins, MD

Neidorff Family and Robert C. Packman Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic & GI Surgery

Research Theme:
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


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Lori R. Holtz, MD, MSPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity


Chyi-Song Hsieh, MD, PhD

Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Rheumatology

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity


Hongzhen Hu, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity


Jae-Sung Kim, PhD

Professor of Surgery

Research Theme:
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


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Samuel Klein, MD

William H. Danforth Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Science
Director, Center for Human Nutrition
Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


Timothy Ley, MD

Lewis T. and Rosalind B. Apple Professor of Oncology in Medicine,
Division of Oncology, Section of Stem Cell Biology

Research Theme:
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


Ta-Chiang Liu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Pathology & Immunology

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


Clifford J. Luke, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity


Mark J. Manary, MD

Helene B. Roberson Professor of Pediatrics
Researcher, Patient Oriented Research Unit

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity


Craig A. Micchelli, PhD

Associate Professor of Developmental Biology

Research Theme:
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


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Mark J. Miller, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


 

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Jeffrey H. Miner, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Research Theme:
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


 

Makedonka Mitreva, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity


Samantha A. Morris, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Theme:
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


Brian Muegge, MD, PhD

Instructor, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipid Research

Research Theme:
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


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Rodney D. Newberry, MD

Professor of Medicine

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


David H. Perlmutter, MD

Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs
Dean of the School of Medicine

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


Gwendalyn J. Randolph, PhD

Emil R. Unanue Professor of Pathology & Immunology

Research Theme:
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


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Deborah C. Rubin, MD

William B. Kountz Professor of Medicine
Professor of Developmental Biology
Associate Director for Faculty Affairs
Director, Womens’ GI Committee

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


David Rudnick, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Research Theme:
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


Jose Saenz, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


Rajan Sah, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Research Theme:
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


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Joel D. Schilling, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


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Clay Semenkovich, MD

Irene E. and Michael M. Karl Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


L. David Sibley, PhD

Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


Gary A. Silverman, MD, PhD

The Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and Chairman, Pediatrics
Pediatrician-in-Chief, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


Ashley Steed, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity


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Phillip I. Tarr, MD

Melvin E. Carnahan Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer


Michael D. Thompson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


David Wang, PhD

Professor, Pathology and Immunology

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity


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Brad W. Warner, MD

Jessie L. Ternberg, MD PhD Distinguished Professor of Pediatric Surgery

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


Katherine N. Weilbaecher, MD

Professor of Medicine, Cellular Biology and Physiology

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling


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Wayne M. Yokoyama, MD

Sam J. Levin and Audrey Loew Levin Professor of Medicine
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity


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Chao Zhou, PhD

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Theme:
(1) Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, Mucosal Immunity
(2) Stem cells, epithelial renewal, paligenosis and cancer
(3) Metabolic homeostasis, nutrient transport and enterohepatic signaling