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ANMS Scientific Virtual Symposia: Basic Concepts in Neurogastroenterology on Neuroimmune Interactions in the GI Tract
ANMS Basic Concepts in Neurogastroenterology on Neuroimmune Interactions in the GI Tract

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 9 am PT/11 am CT/12 pm ET

Moderators: Kara Margolis, MD and Gianluca Cipriani, PhD

Immune mechanisms of enteric nervous system remodeling: linking IBD to IBS
Milena Bogunovic, MD, PhD, UMass Chan Medical School

Regulation of intestinal immunity and tissue repair by enteric glia
Fränze Progatzky, PhD, The Francis Crick Institute

Oct 19, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Milena Bogunovic, MD, PhD
Associate Professor @UMass Chan Medical School
Dr. Bogunovic has established her research interests in the area of the development and function of intestinal mononuclear phagocytes, such as macrophages and dendritic cells, with the focus on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In her talk she will present her findings on a unique subset of intestinal macrophages distributed within the enteric nervous system (ENS). She will discuss an important role of ENS-associated macrophages in the regulation of GI physiology through crosstalk with enteric neurons and in the development of post-inflammatory irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in relapsing-remitting IBD.
Fränze Progatzky, PhD
Postdoctoral Scientist @The Francis Crick Institute
Dr Progatzky is a postdoctoral scientist interested in neuroimmunology of the gut working in the laboratory of Vassilis Pachnis at the Francis Crick Institute. She studies interactions between the enteric nervous system and immune cells and in her talk she will present her recent findings on the tissue-protective roles of enteric glia during tissue homeostasis and after infection.
Kara Gross Margolis, MD
Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research, and Director, Brain Gut Research, Pain Research Center @NYU Langone Health
Kara Gross Margolis, MD, has been named associate director for clinical and translational research, and director for brain gut research at the NYU Pain Research Center, effective June 15, 2022. Dr. Margolis is a pediatric gastroenterologist with internationally recognized clinical expertise in brain-gut axis disorders including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She has also been appointed a tenured associate professor of molecular pathobiology at NYU Dentistry. Dr. Margolis has clinical expertise in disorders that affect the gut and brain, including disorders of gut brain interactions (DGBIs). Pain is the chief concern of many of her patients. She treats a wide variety of disorders including abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, eosinophilic esophagitis, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Gianluca Cipriani, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow @Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Dr. Cipriani's research interests include understanding the role of muscularis macrophages on the development of pathologies affecting the gastrointestinal tract, such as diabetic gastroparesis. He is also studying the basic phenomena leading to the alteration of muscularis macrophage phenotype in health and disease. This research focuses on how, besides orchestrating the innate immunity, muscularis macrophages interact with cells important for gastrointestinal function, such as interstitial cells of Cajal and enteric neurons.