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

Agenda for the 2018 Summer Research Symposium
Friday, August 17, 2018
Building 114 - 1st Floor Conference Room D1, D2, D3

7:30 to
7:55 am
Welcome Breakfast

7:55 to
8:00 am
Bryan Hurley, PhD
Director, MGHfC Digestive Disease Summer Research Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Introduction & Opening Remarks
8:00 to
8:15 am
Frida Gorreja
Örebro University
Mentor: W. Allan Walker MD
"Targeting Fetal Intestinal Epithelium: Investigation of Mechanism of Action of Polisaccharide-A Expressed From Bacteroides Fragilis"
8:15 to
8:30 am
Shravya Sakunala
Tufts University
Mentor: Stefania Senger, PhD
"Effect of Butyrate on Host-Salmonella Typhi Early Interaction"
8:30 to
8:45 am
Navin Jayaswal
Johns Rutgers University
Mentor: Bobby J. Cherayil, MD

"STAT-3 Activation in Salmonella Infection "

8:45 to
9:00 am
Michelle Wang
Harvard University

Mentor: Guillermo J. Tearney, MD, PhD
"Dynamic µ-Optical Coherence Tomography"

9:00 to
9:15 am
Jennifer Ihedioha
Tufts University 
Mentor: Staci D. Bilbo, PhD
"Modeling Birth Interventions: What is the Role of Oxytocin Signaling at Birth for the Developing Gastrointestinal System"
9:15 to
9:30 am
Olivia Mosto
Mentor: Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH 
"How Hungry Am I Really? Do Hormonal Changes Underlie Self-reported Hunger In Anorexia Nervosa?"
9:30 to
10:35 am

2018 Keynote Lecture - Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

W. Allan Walker, MD - Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD - “Rethinking Obesity: Bending the Growth Curve of an Unforgiving Disease” 
Director, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

10:35 to
10:50 am
Coffee Break
10:50 am to
11:05 am
Angelica Rose Galvan
University of Michigan
Mentor: Daniel Irimia, MD, PhD 

“The Role of Temperature in NET Formation During Neutrophil Swarming”

11:05 am to
11:20 am
Roza Wineh
Smith College
Mentor: Wayne G. Shreffler MD, PhD
“Assaying Protection After Peanut Oral Immunotherapy "
11:20 am to
11:35 am
Daniel Huynh
Cornell University
Mentor: Alessio Fasano, MD
“Role of Macrophages in Response to PT-Gliadin in Celiac Disease Pathogenesis"
11:35 to
11:50 am
Sarah Kohl
Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Hai Ning Shi, DVM, PhD
“The Effects of Helminth-Induced Th2 Immune Response and Metabolites on Lipolysis of WT1 Adipocytes"
11:50 am to
12:05 pm
Jacob Vieira
UMass Amherst
Mentor: James Moon, PhD
“Quantifying Transcriptome Heterogeneity in Antigen Specific T-cells with Single Cell RNA-seq"
12:05 to 12:20 pm Nancy Esther Figuereo
College of the Holy Cross
Mentor: Hongmei Mou, PhD
“Exposure to Bile Salts Alter the Architecture and Host Defense of the Airway Epithelium in Response to Infection"
12:20 to 12:35 pm Purva Patel
DePauw University
Mentor: Jason B. Harris, MD, MPH, and Ana A. Weil, MD 
“Investigating the Influence of Various Gut Microbiota on Vibrio Cholerae Toxin Expression"
12:35 to 12:40 pm Bryan Hurley, PhD
Director, MGHfC Digestive Disease Summer Research Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Concluding Remarks & Acknowledgements
12:40 pm Lunch