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Wayne Lencer

Wayne  Lencer, MD

Research Lab: Lencer Laboratory

Research Department: Medicine Research

Research Division: Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Research

Research Focus Area: Mucosal epithelial cell biology

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Research Overview The Lencer laboratory studies the cell and molecular biology of vesicular transport in polarized epithelial cells and regulation of ion transport in the intestine. These studies...

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Dan Chinnapen PhD

Daniel Chinnapen, DPhil

Research Department: Medicine Research

Research Division: Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Research

Staff Scientist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Lab Website Dr. Chinnapen’s research focuses on addressing two major problems faced in biotechnological drug development: 1) lack of transport for biologics across the blood-brain-barrier, and 2) lack...

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Edda Fiebiger

Edda  Fiebiger, PhD

Research Lab: Fiebiger Laboratory

Research Department: Medicine Research

Research Division: Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Research

Research Focus Area: Immune Responses in the Gastrointestinal Tract

Staff Scientist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Research Overview Moderate estimates suggest that one out of five individuals in the Western World suffers from some form of allergic condition. In particular, food allergic reactions are of...

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Steen Hansen, PhD

Steen Hansen, MD, PhD

Research Department: Medicine Research

Research Division: Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Research

Staff Scientist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Research Overview We are interested in two areas: (a) Ras and RAF are major oncogenes in human cancer. We are investigating the role of Rho-family GTP-binding proteins in oncogenic epithelial cell...

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Jonathan Kagan

Jonathan  Kagan, PhD

Research Lab: Kagan Laboratory

Research Department: Medicine Research

Research Division: Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Research

Research Focus Area: Signal transduction pathways of the immune system

Staff Scientist

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

kaganlab.com Research Overview Dr. Kagan's research focuses on understanding the organization of signal transduction pathways within cells of the mammalian immune system. As a model, he focuses his...

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Scott Snapper, MD, PhD

Scott B.  Snapper, MD, PhD

Research Lab: Snapper Laboratory

Research Department: Medicine Research

Research Division: Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Research

Research Focus Area: Internal Bowel Disease, Mucosal Immunology, Microbiology, Inflammatory bowel disease

Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Research Overview The Snapper laboratory is interested in the mechanisms that control immune responses and function in the gastrointestinal tract as well as host-microbial interactions that, in turn,...

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Ivan Zanoni

Ivan Zanoni, MD

Research Lab: Zanoni Laboratory

Research Department: Medicine Research

Research Division: Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Research

Research Focus Area: Inflammatory disorders, Innate immunity

Staff Scientist

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Research Overview: Ivan Zanoni laboratory studies innate immune cell biology as a means of understanding the earliest events that initiate immunity to infection or drive the development of immune...

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