Tuesday, October 16, 2018

11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Kenan Conference Center





Keynote Address

“Controlling the Gut Microbiota and Protecting the GI Epithelium using Precision Microbiome-Targeted Enzyme Inhibitors”

Matthew Redinbo, PhD

Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Microbiology & Immunology

Director of Structural Biology

12:00 Poster Session and boxed lunch

Enter the Poster Competition. – Here is what you need to provide: name, rank, department, school, institution, email address, CGIBD sponsor, title of your poster and an abstract (250 words or less).

Request a boxed lunch.

1:00-2:40 Pilot & Feasibility Study Presentations
Aaron Anselmo, PhD: “A Polymer-Based System to Control Spatiotemporal Interactions between Therapeutic Bacteria and Intestinal Inflammation”
Aadra Bhatt, PhD: “Mechanisms of NSAID-induced small intestinal enteropathy”
Maya Kaelberer, PhD: “Multi-synapse mapping of gut-brain neural circuits”
Tobias Kaeser, PhD: “Determine the role of T-helper 2 cells in the induction of eosinophilic food allergies in pigs”
Samuel Lai, PhD: “Engineering broadly transducing lysogenic phages against Clostridium for in situ production of biologic therapies”
Shehzad Sheikh, MD, PhD: “Establishing and Functional Testing Patient Derived Colonoids – A Pathway to Personalized Therapy in Crohn’s Disease”
Laurianne Van Landeghem, PhD: “Enteric glial cells impact colon cancer stem cell chemoresistance”
Jeremy Wang, PhD: “Selective sequencing to discover strain-level variation and function of mucosa-adherent bacteria contributing to colitis”
Amanda Ziegler, DVM, PhD: “Postnatal Development of Intestinal Barrier Repair Mechanisms”