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Jennifer Dianne Foulke-Abel, Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


Dr. Jennifer Foulke-Abel is an instructor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on diarrheal diseases. 

She received her undergraduate degree and her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. She is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • B.A.; Texas A&M University (Texas) (2004)
  • Ph.D.; Texas A&M University (Texas) (2010)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Foulke-Abel’s research focuses on finding drugs to cure the diarrheal diseases, including cholera, E. coli and rotavirus infection. Her work utilizes 3D organoids her team has grown from intestinal stem cells to recapitulate all of the segments of the human gut.

Selected Publications

Zachos NC, Kovbasnjuk O, Foulke-Abel J, In J, Blutt SE, de Jonge HR, Estes MK, Donowitz M. “Human enteroids/colonoids and intestinal organoids functionally recapitulate normal intestinal physiology and pathophysiology.” J Biol Chem. 2016 Feb 19;291(8):3759–66. doi: 10.1074/jbc.R114.635995. PMID: 26677228.

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