“Redemption for an old foe: Protective roles for TNFR in IBD” - D. Brent Polk, MD

Presenter: D. Brent Polk

When Apr 17, 2014
from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics Building
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-843-0758
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Visiting Professor

CGIBD Research Seminar

 

Redemption for an old foe: Protective roles for TNFR in IBD”

 

D. BRENT POLK, MD
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief and
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Director,

The Saban Research Institute
The Keck School of Medicine of USC
Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics
Vice Dean for Child Health
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

 His research is focused on the regulation of growth and development of the intestine as it relates to ontogeny and disease. Current areas of investigation include epidermal growth factor and tumor necrosis factor receptor family member signaling mechanisms leading to proliferation, differentiation, survival or migration of intestinal cells and the relationship between inflammation and tumorigenesis. These findings have been extended to understanding the relationship between commensal and pathogenic enteric bacterial flora and regulation of intestinal cell proliferation, integrity and apoptosis with implications for health and disease. He has mentored undergraduate, graduate and medical students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows as well as junior faculty

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