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InCHIP Lecture: Alessio Fasano

Monday, April 4, 2016
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
J. Ray Ryan Building, InCHIP Colloquium Room (1st Floor)

InCHIP Lecture Series, Spring 2016

"Celiac Disease Genomic, Environmental, Microbiome and Metabolomic Study: A Paradigm of Multi-omics in Autoimmune Diseases"

Alessio Fasano, MD

- Director, Center for Celiac Research

- Director, Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center

- Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition & Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Basic, Clinical and Translational Research, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

- Visiting Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

***Lecture Location***

InCHIP Colloquium Room on the first floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see:


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*** About the Speaker ***

World-renowned pediatric gastroenterologist, research scientist and entreprenuer Alessio Fasano, MD, founded the Center for Celiac Research in 1996. His visionary research led to the awareness of celiac disease as a growing public health problem in the United States. His prevalence study published in 2003 established the rate of celiac disease at 1 in 133 Americans. In 2000, he and his team discovered zonulin, opening up the door to a new way of looking at the function of intestinal permeability, not only as it affects the gut, but also what role it plays throughout all the systems of the body in both inflammation and autoimmunity.

As Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Fasano moved the Center to Boston in 2013, where he treats both children and adults for gluten-related disorders.

***Web Stream***

LIVE: The InCHIP Lectures Series can be viewed via a live web stream by clicking on the webcast "play button" for the selected talk. ARCHIVED: If you missed the live webcast, use the same button to access the archived video, available by the afternoon of the next business day.

***About the InCHIP Lecture Series***

The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers –- at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond -– to learn about new work, late-breaking findings, and emerging trends from leading figures in health behavior and health behavior change.

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