Microbiome & Microbial Diseases in the Gastrointestinal Tract

 

 

 

Members can sign up for up to six sections — to be added to this new section and receive news on the gut microbiome, visit the  My AGA  page, log in, click My Information, then click the edit button next to Section Affiliations.
Members interested in participating in the activities of the AGA Institute Council Microbiome & Microbial Diseases in the Gastrointestinal Tract Section should contact us at  agacouncil@gastro.org . We are especially interested in increasing participation of junior investigators, clinicians and international members.

MISSION STATEMENT AND FOCI

The goal of the MMDGT section is to promote ideas, research, technology, education and dialogue that advance the understanding of the gastrointestinal microbiome in health and disease.

Areas of Focus:

Microbiome community interactions with the host are broadly explored in the context of:

  • Determinants and dynamics of microbiome structure and function.
  • Gut microbial dysbiosis:  Causes and consequences in children and adults.
  • Gut microbial regulation of host metabolic and energy homeostasis.
  • Microbiome influences on infectious, immune and neoplastic disease.
  • The microbiome-gut-brain axis and systemic interactions.
  • Gut microbiome-based therapies.
  • Biotics in health and disease.

These descriptors are intended to establish a deep understanding of interactions between microbiome communities and their hosts, and will also provide new insight into how host and epigenetic factors influence gastrointestinal ecosystems.   

Council Leadership

Eugene B. Chang, MD, AGAF
University of Chicago 
Chair

 

Tor Christopher Savidge, PhD 
Baylor College of Medicine
Vice Chair