Sept 8, 2010

Chris Yun, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology
Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Emory University School
of Medicine
Topic: The role of LAP receptor signaling in the intestine: friend or foe

Sept 22, 2010

John O'Bryan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Illinois at Chicago
Topic: Regulation of compartmentalized signaling by the scaffold protein intersectin

Sept 29, 2010

Angela Tyner, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Illinois at Chicago
Topic: Tyrosine kinase signaling in normal and neoplastic intestinal epithelial cells

Oct 6, 2010

John Allen, MD                                                                                                National Qaulity Advisor, Minnesota Gastroenterology, PA
Community Practice Councillor, AGA
Topic: The Value of Colonoscopy in Community Practice 

Oct 13, 2010

Mohamadzadeh Mansour, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University

Topic: Key roles of probiotic components in the regulations of the immunity

Oct 20, 2010

John Pandolfino, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Gastroenterology, Northwestern University
Topic:
Esophageal Physiology/ GERD

Oct 27, 2010

Akhil Maheshwari, MD                                                                                  Chief, Division of Neonatology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Illinois at Chicago
Topic: Inflammation in the Developing Intestine: A Fresh Perspective

Nov 3, 2010

Uma Sundaram, M.D.
Assistant Vice President
Assistant Dean, School of Medicine
Director, Clinical & Translational Science Institute
West Virginia University Health Science
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Digestive Diseases
WVUSchool of Medicine
Topic: Unique regulation of Na-glutamine co-transport in the chronically inflamed intestine

Nov 10, 2010

John A. Baron, MD
Professor of Medicine
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Dartmouth University

Topic: Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Nov 17, 2010

RK Rao, PhD                                                                                            Adjunct Professor
Department of Physiology
University of Memphis
Topic: The Gut Feeling of Stress: Calcium and JNK Signaling and Breakdown of Epithelial Tight Junctions

Dec 1, 2010

Carol Braunschweig, PhD, RD                                                              Associate Professor
Kinesiology and Nutrition                           
University of Illinois at Chicago
Topic: Iron, Inflammation and Illness

Dec 8, 2010

Asrar Malik, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Head
Department of Pharmacology
University of Illinois at Chicago
Topic: Signaling Regulation of Endothelial Permeability

Dec 15, 2010

Mark Musch, PhD
Associate Professor
Section of Gastroenterology
University of Chicago
Topic: OCTN2, A promisuous transporter involved in IBD

Jan 5, 2011

Irena Levitan, PhD                                                                               Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine, Bioengineering and Pharmacology
University of Illinois at Chicago
Topic: Cholesterol regulation of K channels

Jan 12, 2011

Christopher Forsyth, PhD                                                                      Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
Director, Digestive Diseases Basic Research Laboratory
Section of Gastroenterology
Rush University Medical Center
Topic: Novel Mechanism for Alcohol Promotion of Colon and Breast Cancer 

Jan 19, 2011

Hemant Roy, MD                                                                                      Division of Gastroenterology
NorthShore University Health System
Topic: Biophotonics for Colon Cancer Risk Stratification

Jan 26, 2011

Marcelo Bonini, MD                                                                               Assistant Professor
Section of Pharmacology and Cardiology
University of Illinois at Chicago
Topic: Manganese superoxide dismutase as a novel redox modulartor or tumor cell fate

Feb 2, 2011

Waddah Alrefai, MD                                                                              Assistant Professor
Section of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
University of Illinois at Chicago
RESCHEDULED 3/30/11

Feb 9, 2011

Richard Green, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Hepatology
Northwestern University
Topic: Pathogenesis of Fatty Liver Disorders

Feb 16, 2011

Sasha Shafikhani, PhD                                                           Assistant Professor
Microbiology and Immunolgy
Rush Medical University

Topic: TBD

Feb 23, 2011

Xavier Llor, MD                                                                                    Associate Professor
Section of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
University of Illinois at Chicago
Topic: Colorectal cancer. Of genes and more.

March 2, 2011

Greg Spear, PhD                                                                                  Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Rush University Medical Center

Topic: TBD

March 9, 2011

John Pandolfino, MDAssociate Professor
Division of Gastroenterology
Northwestern University
Topic: Esophageal Disease

March 16, 2011

Kim Hodges, PhD                                                                                  Research Assistant Professor
Section of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
University of Illinois at Chicago
Topic: TBD

March 23, 2011

Xiao- Di Tan, MD                                                                                  Associate Professor of Pathology
Children's Memorial Hospital Chicago                                                             Topic: TBD

March 30, 2011

Waddah Alrefai, MD                                                                              Assistant Professor
Section of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
University of Illinois at Chicago
Topic: NPC1L1: Role in Cholesterol Homeostasis

April 6, 2011

Garth Swanson, MD                                                                              Assistant Professor of Medicine

Specialist in Digestive Diseases
Rush University Medical Center                                                                     
Topic: Effect of environmental factors in Inflammatory bowel disease

April 13, 2011

Ken-ichiro Fukuchi, MD, PhD                                                                Professor, Department of Cancer Biology & PharmacologyUniversity of Illinois Peoria
Topic: TBD

April 20, 2011

Ashok Saluja, PhD                                                                                Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Department of Surgery
University of Minnesota
Topic: Tumor Biology and Progression

May 18, 2011

Maria Abreu, MD                                                                                   Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Miami School of Medicine
Topic: TBD

May 25, 2011

Vladimir I. Gelfand, Ph.D.
Leslie B. Arey Professor
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Northwestern University
Topic: TBD