Research

Current areas of research are:

John W. Birk, M.D.

  • Ellagic acid, urolithins, and colonic microbial communities affected by walnut consumption (in collaboration with Daniel W. Rosenberg, Ph.D.)
  • Risk factors for advanced serrated lesions in the proximal colon (in collaboration with Daniel W. Rosenberg, Ph.D.)
  • The application of second harmonic generation laser imaging to endoscopy
  • Endoluminal therapy of obesity using gastric balloons
  • Understanding the mechanisms of ulcerative colitis and associations to gut microbiome (in collaboration with Daniel W. Rosenberg, Ph.D.)

Houman Rezaizadeh, M.D.

  • RFA for patients with cirrhosis and non-dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus

Haleh Vaziri, M.D.

  • IBD-focused clinical research
  • Ellagic acid, urolithins, and colonic microbial communities affected by walnut consumption (in collaboration with Daniel W. Rosenberg, Ph.D.)

George Y. Wu, M.D., Ph.D., and Catherine H. Wu, Ph.D.
Hepatocellular Investigation Laboratory

  • Targeted transplantation of mitochondria to hepatocytes
  • Molecular strategies for the treatment of viral hepatitis