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Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center

Research Base

DDRC Investigators are faculty members who have research programs with a digestive disease component. Associate Member status is awarded to attract young investigators into the field of digestive disease research by supporting pilot projects and allowing them some utilization of the DDRC core facilities. The Academy of Investigators members are those who are establishing a research career.  

The DDRC Full members, Associate Members, Academy of Investigators are organized into three different categories depending on their particular research interest. These include: 

Gastrointestinal Infections andI Injury (GI) 
Director: Timothy Cover, M.D. 

Progenitor Cells, Developmnet, Regeneration, and Pre-malignant lesions (PC)

Co-Directors: James R. Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D., and Michelle E. Southard-Smith, Ph.D. 

Obesity, Metabolism, and Nutrient Absorption  
Co-Directors: Alyssa Hasty, Ph.D., and Kevin Niswender, M.D, Ph.D.

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