Special Interests: Molecular biology and genetics
Special Interests: Cellular Physiology & Molecular Dynamics
Special Interests: Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, regulation of inflammation and fibrosis by extracellular matrix proteins and developing mouse models to study extracellular matrix involvement in inflammation and fibrosis by microarray gene expression profiling
Chen, Tian, Ph.D.
Special Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
Special Interests: Enteric nervous system-physiology and regeneration, remodeling of enteric neurovascular complex in inflammatory condition
Special Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease
Special Interests: Neurogastroenterology, regenerative and developmental enteric neurobiology, developmental and acquired enteric neuronal insufficiencies and disorders
Special Interests: Epithelial physiology, fluorescence microscopy (confocal and multiphoton), Shiga toxin-related pathology of intestinal epithelium, metastases of colon cancer.
Special Interests: Gastrointestinal neuroscience and chronic visceral pain
Special Interests: Irritable bowel disease (IBD), autoimmune liver diseases, molecular regulation, physiological/pathophysiological role of Na/H exchanger 3 (NHE3) and chloride channel 5 (CLC-5)
Special Interest: Visceral hyperalgesia
Murtazina, Rakhilya, Ph.D.
Special Interests: Effect of ethanol and its metabolites on the a2(I) and a1(I) collagen promoters, role of leptin on fibrogenesis, role of Kuppfer cells, cytokines, retinoic acid, and leptin in stellate cell transdifferentiation and collagen production, hormonal regulation of rat class I alcohol dehydrogenase, transcriptional regulation of rat class I alcohol dehydrogenase promoter
Special Interests: Mechanism of Sodium Proton Exchanger 3 (NHE3) regulation in epithelial cells, RNAi and proteomics to identfy proteins involved and their role in NHE3 regulation under basal and pathophysiological conditions
Special Interests: Function and regulation of sodium/hydrogen exchange-2 isoform, molecular biology of nucleoside transporters: roles in nutrient and drug absorption
Special Interests: Neurogastroenterology and motility
Special Interests: Protein trafficking, advanced imaging, bioinformatics, acute diarrheal diseases, particularly cholera toxin and rotavirus
Special Interests: Neurogastromotility, motility disorder and visceral pain in translational research