MGHfC Digestive Disease Summer Research Symposium
Friday, August 11 2017
Building 114 - 1st Floor Conference Room D1,D2,D3

TimeTitle and Presenter
8:15 to
8:45 am
Welcome Breakfast

8:45 to
8:50 am
Bryan Hurley, PhD
Director, MGHfC Digestive Disease Summer Research Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Introduction & Opening Remarks
8:50 to
9:05 am
Kinza Hussain
Mentor: Jason B. Harris MD, MPH

"The Quest for a Better Vaccine: Characterization of the Innate Immune Response to Vibrio Cholera Reveals the Importance of Inflammatory Cytokine IL-23"

9:05 to
9:20 am
Evan Offord
Northeastern University
Mentor: Jason B. Harris MD, MPH
"Vibriocidal Assay Standardization with a Monoclonal Antibody Standard"
9:20 to
9:35 am
Chengdong (Barry) Huang
Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Bobby J. Cherayil MD

Cytosolic Replication of S. Typhi and S. Typhimurium in Caco-2 cells"

9:35 to
9:50 am
Marley Brown
Harvard University

Mentor: Elsie M. Taveras MD, MPH
“Food Insecurity and the First 1,000 Days”

9:50 to
10:05 am
Colleen Foley
Mentor: Guillermo J. Tearney MD, PhD and Bryan P. Hurley PhD
"µ-Optical Coherence Tomography Image-Based Metrics to Investigate Intestinal Barrier Integrity"
10:05 to
10:20 am
Jung Min (Timmy) Suh
Williams College
Mentor: Rosaria Fiorentino, PhD
"Characterization of Human Intestinal Organoid-derived Monolayers in the Context of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)"
10:20 to
10:35 am
Coffee Break
10:35 to
10:50 am
Mary Ann Etling
DePauw University
Mentor: W. Allan Walker MD
“LPS-Induced TLR4 Signaling Modulated by the Endocytosis Pathway in Immature Enterocytes”
10:50 am to
11:05 am
Mary Margaret (Meg) Crowley
Georgetown University
Mentor: Nitya Jain PhD

“Thymic-Intestinal Crosstalk in Neonates”

11:05 am to
11:20 am
William (BJ) Massey
College of the Holy Cross
Mentor: Hai Ning Shi DVM, PhD and Chienwen Su, PhD
“Helminth Infection Protects Against High Fat Diet-induced Obesity via Induction of Alternatively Activated Macrophages”
11:20 am to
11:35 am
Ben Kusber
DePauw University
Mentor: Christina Faherty PhD
“Exploring Critical Genes in Biofilm Formation via Transposon Mutagenesis”
11:35 am to
12:40 pm

Keynote Lecture - Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH

Alessio Fasano, MD - Introduction of our Invited Speaker for 2017
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH - “Low Energy Availability: Endocrine and Bone Consequences"
Fritz Bradley Talbot and Nathan Bill Talbot Professor of Pediatrics Harvard Medical School
Division Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Director, Pediatric Endocrine-Sports Endocrine-Neuroendocrine Research
Associate Director, Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center, MGH

12:40 to
12:45 pm
Bryan Hurley, PhD
Concluding Remarks and Acknowledgements
12:45 pm Lunch


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