VDDRC Seminar Series and Retreats

2022-2023 Digestive Disease Research Center (VDDRC) Retreat

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Research Focus: Gastrointestinal Infections and Injury



Time Title Speaker
8:55 - 9:00 am Welcome

Richard M. Peek, Jr., M.D.

Mina Cobb Wallace Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology

Director, Vanderbilt Digestive Diseases Research Center

900 - 9:30am How to thrive in the inflamed gut: lessons from Salmonella-induced gastroenteritis

Mariana Byndloss, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

9:30 - 10:00 am The Human M Cell: Guardian or Traitor?

Nicholas Zachos, Ph.D.

Associate Professor os Surgery

10:00 - 10:30 am Iron acquisition by a commensal bacterium modifies host nutritional immunity during Salmonella infection

Wenhan Zhu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

10:30 - 11:30 am Poster Session  
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch  
12:30 - 1:00 pm Investigating Mechanisms for C. difficile-Induced Colorectal Tumorigenesis

Nicholas O. Markham, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine and  Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

1:00 - 1:30 pm Progress toward understanding the role of toxins in Clostridioides difficile pathogenesis

Borden Lacy, Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, an Immunology and Biochemistry

Edward and Nancy Fody Chair in Pathology

1:30 - 2:30 pm Harnessing molecular atomic flow through host-microbiota metabolism to inform patient care

Keynote Speaker - Lyn Bry, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center

Associate Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology

Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital