The Gastrointestinal Tract XX Conference: Making and Breaking the Gut

August 30–October 31, 2022


August 30-October 31, 2022

Launched in 1985, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) is focused on the fundamental biology of the gastrointestinal tract and its relationship to gut health and diseases.

The conference brings together academic, clinical, and industry researchers at all career levels to exchange the most current information related to GI biology. It provides a strong overview of cutting-edge GI research and serves as a critical venue for trainees and early career investigators to showcase their work and interact with senior faculty and mentors.

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This conference spans the full breadth and diversity of gastrointestinal research including: 1) Host/microbial relationships; 2) Mucosal inflammation and immune response; 3) Gastrointestinal stem cell biology; 4) Developmental biology; 5) Cancer; 6) Nutrition and its impact on gut health; 7) Cellular plasticity and physiology; 8) The latest techniques to study gut biology and function.

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster engaging discussions on:
  • Interplay of nutrition, microbiome, and epithelial function
  • Gastrointestinal organ stem cells
  • Host-pathogen interactions in the GI system
  • Epithelial physiology
  • Improvements in complex GI cell culture models
  • Mucosal immunology
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Cellular plasticity in the GI tract

The conference covers eight sessions with 28 invited speakers, more than 20 abstract-selected short talks from trainees and early career investigators, two poster sessions, and two rapid-fire “ePoster” sessions to maximize the number of investigators who will present their work. Additionally, several "Meet the Expert” sessions will introduce young researchers to established investigators who can contribute to their mentoring and career development, driving new collaborations and promoting synergy in the field.

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Keynote Lecture

Tracy Grikscheit, MD, University of Southern California



Michele A. Battle, PhD

Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Nicholas C. Zachos, PhD

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Maria T. Abreu, MD

Professor, Director, Crohn’s & Colitis Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

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