Pediatric Gastroenterology Research Training Program

Award #: T32 DK077653

Project periodJuly 1991 – April 2028
Predoc slots2
Postdoc slots4

This program in academic investigative pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition, and hepatology will provide a two year immersion in research to physicians and scientists who wish to focus their training in areas relevant to these fields. The program utilizes three tracks to leverage institutional, department, and division strengths, and pursue new concepts in investigative pediatric gastroenterology:

  • Microbial– host Interactions in the gastrointestinal tract is formed in consideration of provocative data regarding host – flora interactions, strong pathogenesis, and pathogen discovery groups at Washington University, the Washington University Genome Sequencing Center, and the Center for Genome Sciences and its gnotobiotic facility, which enables studies of host-microbial mutualism in the developing gut;
  • Cellular and molecular biology of the developing gastrointestinal tract, exploits this institution’s strengths in modern biologic study of health and disease, and includes as mentors investigators who represent the traditional core of this program;
  • Translational biology of the gastrointestinal tract allows for the study of disease processes in human hosts and populations.

This program will continue to use extensive oversight of trainees and embedded mentoring and evaluation mechanisms, and Washington University’s broad and deep research base, to train leaders in pediatric academic gastroenterology, nutrition, and hepatology.


Program FacultyDepartment or InstitutionRole in Program
Adeoye, Opeolu M.Emergency MedicineMentor
Baldridge, MeganInfectious Diseases / Center for Genome SciencesMentor
Batista, LuisMedicine / HematologyMentor
Bubeck-Wardenburg, JulianePediatrics / Critical CareMentor
Cao, YinSurgeryMentor
Ciorba, MatthewMedicine / GastroenterologyMentor
Colditz, Graham A.SurgeryMentor
Colonna, MarcoPathology & Immunology / ImmunobiologyMentor
Cooper, MeganPediatrics / RheumatologyMentor
Dantas, GautamPathology & Immunology / Laboratory & Genomic MedicineMentor
Davidson, NicholasInternal Medicine / GastroenterologyPreceptor Program Co-Director
DeBosch, BrianPediatrics / GastroenterologyMentor
Dickson, PatriciaPediatrics / Genetics & Genomics MedicineMentor
Ding, SiyuanMolecular MicrobiologyMentor
Feldman, MarioMolecular MicrobiologyMentor
Finck, BrianMedicine / Geriatrics & NutritionMentor
Fleckenstein, JamesMedicine / Infectious DiseasesMentor
Gordon, JeffreyDevelopmental BiologyMentor
Haire-Joshu, DebraPublic Health / Health PolicyMentor
Holtz, LoriPediatrics / GastroenterologyMentor
Hsieh, ChyiMedicine / RheumatologyMentor
Iannotti, LoraPublic Health / Social WorkMentor
Klein, SamuelMedicine / Nutritional SciencesMentor
Liu, Ta-ChiangPathology & ImmunologyMentor
Lowe, MarkPediatrics / GastroenterologyMentor
Manary, MarkPediatrics / Emergency MedicineMentor
Mitreva, MakedonkaMedicine / Infectious DiseasesMentor
Newberry, RodneyMedicine / GastroenterologyMentor
Perlmutter, DavidPediatrics / GastroenterologyMentor
Randolph, GwendalynPathology & Immunology / ImmunobiologyMentor
Rubin, DeborahInternal Medicine / GastroenterologyMentor
Rudnick, DavidPediatrics / GastroenterologyMentor
Sibley, DavidMolecular MicrobiologyMentor
Silverman, GaryPediatrics / NeonatologyMentor
Tarr, PhillipPediatrics / GastroenterologyPreceptor
Wang, DavidMolecular MicrobiologyMentor
Warner, BarbaraPediatrics / NeonatologyMentor
Warner, Brad W.SurgeryProgram Co-Director, Preceptor
Yin, CaoSurgeryMentor