The MIBRC Digestive Disease Summer Research Program culminates in the annual research symposium, at which the students present their work.

Agenda for the 2020 Summer Research Symposium
Friday, August 14, 2020
(Zoom link to be provided)



8:30 – 8:35 am

Bryan P. Hurley, PhD
MGHfC Digestive Disease Summer Research Program

Introduction & Opening Remarks
8:35 – 8:50 am Aditi Sirsikar
University of Connecticut
Mentor: Lael Yonker, MD

"Neutrophil Activation in SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Multi-inflammatory Syndrome in Children”

8:50 – 9:05 am Jason Cunha
College of the Holy Cross
Mentor: Daniel Irimia, MD, PhD
“Spontaneous Neutrophil Motility in Neonatal Subjects—Towards Automated Data Analytics"
9:05 – 9:20 am

Lulu Friedmann
New York University
Mentor: Bobby J. Cherayil, MD

“Effects of Iron on the Intestinal Epithelium"

9:20 – 9:35 am Maisie Lake
Dickinson College
Mentor: Tian Lin, MD, PhD

“Inflammasome activation in the Airway with Pseudomonas Infection"

9:35 – 9:50 am Andrew Fong
Northeastern University
Mentor: Christina Faherty, PhD

“Shigella Transcriptome Analysis Under Gastrointestinal Conditions"

9:50 – 10:05 am Coffee Break  
10:05 – 10:20 am Emmanuel Messele
Boston University
Mentor: Enid Martinez, MD

“Examining for an association between enteral nutrition and bowel regimen practices in a pediatric intensive care unit setting"

10:20 – 10:35 am Hannah Davis
DePauw University
Mentor: Marcy Kingsbury, PhD

“The Effects of Combined Prenatal Maternal Stress and Diesel Exhaust Exposure during Pregnancy on Offspring Gastrointestinal Development in a Rodent Model of Autism"

10:35 – 10:50 am Mahmoud Abouelkheir
DePauw University
Mentor: Ali Zomorrodi, PhD

“Exploring the metabolic phenotypes of macrophage by using a genome-scale metabolic network model”

10:50 – 11:05 am Isha Mehrotra, M.I.T.
Mentor: Maureen Leonard, MD

“Analyzing the Blood Microbiome in Pediatric Patients with Celiac Disease"

11:05 – 12:10 pm Introduction of Keynote Speaker:
Bobby Cherayil, MD 

2020 Keynote Lecture:
“Engineering Antibodies In Vivo”
Robert M. Anthony, PhD
Associate Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, Mass General
2020 Keynote Lecture
12:10 – 12:15 pm Bryan P. Hurley, PhD Concluding Remarks & Acknowledgements

Past Research Symposiums: