Basic Research

Basic science research in the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases focuses on inflammation and injury, metabolism, and cancer biology. See faculty pages for further detail.

Basic Research Related to Inflammation and Injury

Anti-Viral Immune Responses and Hepatic Inflammation and Injury
Dwain Thiele, M.D.

Basic Mechanisms of Acute Liver Injury
Yonas Getachew, M.D.

Molecular Pathogenesis of Inflammation and Fibrosis of Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Edaire Cheng, M.D., Esophageal Diseases Center
Rhonda Souza, M.D.
Stuart Spechler, M.D.

Molecular Pathogenesis of Reflux Esophagitis
Rhonda Souza, M.D., Esophageal Diseases Center
Stuart Spechler, M.D.

Molecular Pathophysiology of Inflammation
Ezra Burstein, M.D., Burstein Lab

Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Liver Diseases
Marlyn Mayo, M.D.

Pathophysiology of Inflammatory Diseases
Geri Brown, M.D.

Basic Research Related to Metabolism

Lysosomal Lipid Storage Diseases
Stephen Turley, Ph.D.

Molecular Regulation of Metabolism in the GI Tract
Luke Engelking, M.D., Ph.D.

Steatosis, Lipid Metabolism
Jay Horton, M.D.Horton Lab

Pathogenesis of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Jeffrey Browning, M.D.

Basic Research Related to Cancer Biology

Barrett's Esophagus, Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer
Rhonda Souza, M.D.Esophogeal Diseases Center
Stuart Spechler, M.D.

Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Nanomedicine Based Therapeutics and Diagnostics
Ian R. Corbin, Ph.D.