Professor of Physiological Genomics
College of Veterinary Medicine - Ithaca
Interests: Gene Regulation, Genetics / Genomics, Infection - Enteric, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, microRNA, Paneth cells
In my lab we use molecular and genome-scale approaches to gain insight into normal physiology and disease etiology, primarily in the digestive system (gastrointestinal tract, liver, and pancreas). We are particularly interested in defining gene regulatory mechanisms that control liver and gut biology and disease. Active projects in the lab span both basic and translational science, with a focus on pathologies of the digestive system, including enteric infections and inflammatory bowel disease.
Another important aspect of our research program is systems genetics, linking genetic variants to molecular pathways to phenotypes.