Research Council Newsletter Volume 5, Issue 1

Announcements from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Council, including research of Alessio Fasano, MD, of the Center for Celiac Research & Treatment; Anna Sokolovska, PhD, research associate of the Developmental Immunology Laboratory; Ryan Carroll, MD, MPH of the Anesthesiology Center for Critical Care Research; and Ronald Thibert, DO, MsPH, of the Lurie Center for Autism.

Feature Article: Expanding the Spectrum of Gluten-Related Disorders

Alessio Fasano, MD
Alessio Fasano, MD
Transcending the disciplines of microbiology, molecular and cell biology, and physiology, Dr. Alessio Fasano’s research focuses on the mucosal biology of the gut. By focusing on the “cross talk” between enteric pathogens and their hosts, Dr. Fasano’s group has elucidated various organs and cell functions involved in health and disease, including inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. Read more.

Research programs of faculty

Anna Sokolovska, PhD
Anna Sokolovska, PhD
Assistant in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children; Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. Read more.


Ryan Carroll, MD
Ryan Carroll, MD
Assistant in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children; Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. Read more.


Ronald Thibert, DO, MsPH
Ronald Thibert, DO, MsPH
Assistant in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School. Read more.


Funding received by MGHfC faculty and fellows

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Representation of MGHfC at national/international meetings and invited talks

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Highlights

MGHfC Research Day Awards

Mridu Acharya (Mentor: Adam Lacy-Hulbert, PhD). αv integrins use autophagy machinery to modulate specific B cell immune responses

Peter P. Moschovis, MD, MPH (Mentor: Patricia Hibberd, MD, PhD). Household air pollution and risk of childhood pneumonia death in low and middle income countries

Deepak Palakshappa MD. Communication discrepancies between Pediatric Residents and Attendings; a supervision dilemma for residency training programs

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