NEOMED Research Forum, March 20

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is proud to inaugurate a new, university-wide Research Forum. The Research Forum is a series of quarterly information exchanges through which invited faculty will showcase their research and scholarship to help faculty, students, and staff become more familiar with the work of their colleagues. It is also an opportunity for NEOMED’s research stakeholders to network with colleagues and build collaboration. 

Save the date for the inaugural NEOMED Research Forum. 

WHAT: Bile acid receptor signaling crosstalk and the gut microbiota in liver metabolism 

FEATURING: John Chiang, Ph. D., Distinguished University Professor, Integrative Medical Sciences  

WHEN: Tuesday, March 20, Social/Networking at 4 p.m., Presentation at 4:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Regula Training Room 106

Dr. John Chiang has been funded continuously for over 30 years to study the regulation of bile acid, glucose, lipid and drug metabolism in non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases and diabetes, specifically cholesterol 7α hydroxylase (CYP7A1) in regulation of bile acid synthesis from cholesterol and bile acid activated-nuclear receptor FXR and G protein-coupled bile acid receptor-1 (Gpbar1 aka TGR5) signaling. Dr. Chiang was awarded a MERIT award from the National Institute of Digestive, Diabetes, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in recognition for his long-term contribution, creativity and innovative research in bile acid metabolism. He is an editor of Hepatology, Hepatology Communications and Gene Expression: A Liver Research Journal, and associate editor of Drug Metabolism Review and Liver Research.

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