Course Directors

Ian Carroll, PhD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
and Hepataology
UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Dermot McGovern
MD, PhD, MRCP (UK)

Director, Translational Medicine Inflammatory Bowel and
Immunobiology Research Institute
Gastroenterology
Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Mark Pimentel,
MD, FRCPC

Director, GI Motility Program
Director, GI Motility Laboratory
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Faculty*

Janelle C. Arthur, MD

Research Assistant Professor of Microbiology
and Immunology
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Jonathan Braun, MD, PhD

Chair and Professor, Pathology and
Laboratory Medicine
Co-Director, JCCC Tumor Immunology Program Area
Professor, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

John F. Cryan, PhD

Professor and Chair
Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience
University College Cork
Cork, Ireland

Anna Mae E. Diehl, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke Department of Medicine
Durham, NC

Evangelos Giamarellos-Bourboulis, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
4th Department of Medicine
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens, Greece

Curtis Huttenhower, PhD

Associate Professor of Computational Biology and
Bioinformatics
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health
Cambridge, MA

Rob Knight, PhD

Professor
BioFrontiers Institute
Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Computer
Science University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO

Ruchi Mathur, MD, FRCPC

Director, Diabetes Center
Division of Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Weight Loss Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Sarkis Mazmanian, PhD

Professor of Biology & Biological Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

*Invited Faculty

Eamonn Quigley, MD

Medical Director, The Lynda K. and David M.
Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

David A. Relman, MD

Thomas C. And Joan M. Merigan Professor
Professor of Microbiology And Immunology
Stanford School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

David Rubin, MD

Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine
Section Chief
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Christina M. Surawicz, MD

Professor
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
UW School of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

David M. Underhill, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pathology
and Laboratory Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA
Los Angeles, CA Director, Graduate Program in
Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Health System and Research Institute
Associate Director, Division of Immunology Research,
Biomedical Sciences
Research Scientist, Gastroenterology
Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Gary Wu, MD

Associate Chief for Research
Division of Gastroenterology
Associate Director
Center for Molecular Studies in
Digestive and Liver Disease
Director, Molecular Biology Core
Ferdinand G. Weisbrod
Professor in Gastroenterology
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA