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ANMS Scientific Virtual Symposia: Basic Concepts in Neurogastroenterology on Novel Mechanisms of ENS function – Neuromuscular Dysfunction in GI Disorders
ANMS Basic Concepts in Neurogastroenterology on Novel Mechanisms of ENS function – Neuromuscular Dysfunction in GI Disorders

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 3 pm PT/5 pm CT/6 pm ET

Moderators: Tamas Ordog, MD and Elizabeth Videlock, MD, PhD

Shanthi Srinivasan, MD, Emory University
Novel mechanisms for enteric neuronal degeneration and gastrointestinal motility disorders

Brian Gulbransen, PhD, Michigan State University
Intercellular communication between enteric glia, immune cells, and neurons in gastrointestinal neuromuscular disorders

Sep 28, 2022 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Shanthi Srinivasan, MD
Director of the Division and Director of Digestive Disease @Emory University
Dr. Shanthi Srinivasan is currently a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Division and Director of Digestive Disease at Emory University. Her research interest focuses on the enteric nervous system and pathophysiological mechanisms underlying gastrointestinal motility disorders. She also studies the role of neurotrophic factors on regulating hepatic steatosis. She is funded through the NIH and the VA and was recently awarded the VA Senior Clinician Investigator Scientist Award. She has more than 75 manuscripts published, some of which are in top journal like Gastroenterology, the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the FASEB journal. She is a councilor for the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility society and Vice-chair for the AGA Institute Council, Neurogastroenterology and Motility section. She enjoys mentoring students and junior faculty.
Brian Gulbransen, PhD
MSU Foundation Professor in the Department of Physiology @Michigan State University
Dr. Brian Gulbransen is a MSU Foundation Professor in the Department of Physiology at Michigan State University and an ANMS councilor. Dr. Gulbransen’s research program focuses on mechanisms of neuroinflammation in the intestine with a specific interest in the role of enteric glia in health and disease. Work from Dr. Gulbransen’s lab has uncovered some of the fundamental rules that govern intercellular communication between glia, neurons, and immune cells in the gut. Dr. Gulbransen is currently supported by grants from the NIDDK which focus on the roles of enteric glia in gut motility and pain, and a PPG from NHLBI that focuses on interactions between adipocytes and nerve fibers in perivascular adipose tissue.
Tamas Ordog, MD
Moderator @Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Tamas Ordog is Professor of Physiology and Director of the Gastroenterology Research Unit in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also Genetics and Epigenetics Mechanistic Research Theme Group Leader and Epigenomics Core Director in the Center for Cell Signaling in Gastroenterology. His research focuses on the transcriptional, epigenetic, and metabolic regulation of gene expression in the lineage of interstitial cells of Cajal, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and enteric neurons. He has also contributed to the discovery of mechanisms of epigenetic inheritance at mitosis and during stem cell differentiation and the role of epigenetic factors in diabetes, aging, immunological, fibrotic, psychiatric, and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as various cancers.
Elizabeth J. Videlock, MD, PhD
Moderator @Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Elizabeth J. Videlock, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is an early-stage physician investigator with an interest in the role of intestinal mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's Disease.