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 Career Development members are those who are establishing a research career.  There is also a designated trainee status for persons training in digestive disease research.

The DDRC Investigators, Associate Members, Career Development and Trainees are organized into three different categories depending on their particular research interest. These include: 

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

Progenitor Cells, Development, Regeneration, and Pre-malignant lesions (PC)
Co-Director: Michelle E. Southard-Smith, Ph.D. 


Obesity, Metabolism, and Nutrient Absorption (OMN)
Director: Alyssa Hasty, Ph.D.

Progenitor Cells, Developmnet, Regeneration, and Pre-malignant lesions (PC)
Co-Director: James R. Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D. 

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