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Grant number: P30-DK050306

***Center Member Application***

Center Members

Ravi Amaravadi, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Hematology, Oncology

Igor Brodsky, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathobiology
Department of Pathobiology

Frederic Bushman, PhD

William Maul Measey Professor in Microbiology
Department of Microbiology

Rotonya Carr, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

Russell Carstens, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Renal Electrolyte

Kyong-Mi Chang, MD

Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development
Corporal Michale J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean for Resarch
Division of Gastroenterology

Youhai Chen, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Yongwon Choi, PhD
Leonard Jarett Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Garret FitzGerald, MD

Chair of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics
McNeil Professor in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Department of Pharmacology

Serge Fuchs, MD, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology
Director, Mari Lowe Center for Compartive Oncology
Department of Biomedical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine

Dmitry Gabrilovich, MD, PhD
Christopher M. Davis Professor
Professor and Program Leader, Translational Tumor Immunology Program
The Wistar Institute

Donna George, PhD
Assocaite Professor of Genetics
Department of Genetics

George Hajishengallis, DDS, PhD

Thomas W. Evans Centennial Professor
Department of Microbiology

Robert Heuckeroth, MD, PhD

Irma and Norma Braman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Motility Disorders
Professor of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Xianxin Hua, PhD
Professor of Cancer Biology
Department of Cancer Biology

Christopher Hunter, BSc, PhD
Mindy Halikman Heyer Distinguished Professor of Pathology
School of Veterinary Medicine

F. Bradley Johnson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Klaus Kaestner, PhD
Suor Butterworth Professor in Genetics
Department of Genetics

David Kaplan, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

Jonathan Katz, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Molecular Pathology and Imaging Core
Divison of Gastroenterology

Peter Klein, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD

Willard and Rhoad Ware Profoessor in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Christopher Lengner, BS, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine

James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE

Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

Stephen Liebhaber, MD

Profess or Genetics
Director, Genetically Modified Mouse Core
Department of Genetics

Edward E. Morrisey, PhD

Robinette Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Michael Pack, MD
Professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology
Division of Gastroenterology

Arjun Raj, PhD

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Department of Bioengineering

K. Rajender Reddy, MD
Ruimy Family President's Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

Patrick Seale, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

George Shaw, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Division of Hematology, Oncology

Sunil Singhal, MD
William M. Measey Associate Professor
Division of General Thoracic Surgery

Raymond E. Soccio, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

Doris Stoffers, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Kathleen E. Sullivan, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Patrick Viatour, PharmD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Robert Vonderheide, PD, DPhil
Director, Abramson Cancer Center
John H. Glick, MD, Abramson Cancer Center Director’s Professor

Andrew D. Wells, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Rebecca G. Wells, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

E. John Wherry, PhD
Richard and Barbara Schiffrin President's Distinguished Professor of Microbiology
Chair Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translation Therapeutics

Gary D. Wu, MD
Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology
Director, Host-Microbial and Repository Core
Division of Gastroenterology

Xiaolu Yang, PhD
Professor of Cancer Biology
Department of Cancer Biology

Kenneth Zaret, PhD
Joseph Leidy Professor of Cell and Development Biology
Department of Genetics

Jun Zhu, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Department of Microbiology

Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program

Grant number: P30-DK050306
Purpose and Research Focus

The purpose of the Center is to unite investigators with interests in digestive and liver physiology and disease and to stimulate others in the biomedical community to enter this area of research. One of the most important aspects of this effort is the funding of Pilot/Feasibility Projects.

The Pilot/Feasibility Project should be related to the focus of the Center, which encompasses molecular studies on the biology or disease of the alimentary tract, pancreas, and liver. Relevant investigations include those in developmental biology, nutrition, regulation of gene expression, growth, differentiation and carcinogenesis, the biology of stem cells, molecular genetics, gene therapy, and immunology, including growth factors and cytokines.

Eligibility

All faculty members of the University scientific community who meet the eligibility requirements below are invited to submit proposals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent visas.

  • New investigators who have never held extramural support
  • (R01, P01).
  • Established investigators in other areas of biomedical research who wish to apply their expertise to a problem in digestive and liver disease.
  • Established digestive and liver investigators who wish to study an area that represents a significant departure from currently funded work.
Pilot project awardees are eligible for two years of funding; renewals are evaluated competitively.
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