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Research at the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

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Our Location:
Basic Science Building, Room 8-054

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203

Email: Laura.Martello-Rooney@downstate.edu

Phone: (718) 270-1290
Fax: (718) 270-7201

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Laura Martello-Rooney, PhD
Director of GI Research


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Sherif Andrawes, MD

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Xiaosong Song, MD

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Larry Siu, MD


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Amon Asgharpour, MD

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Jennifer Caceres, MD

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Jing Ling


Abstracts

  • Asgharpour, A., Ganesh, M., Ling, J., Stanek, A., Xie, W., Gooding, A., Andrawes, S., Gross, R., Gress, F. and Martello, LA. (2012) Drug-eluting microparticles for the treatment of pancreatic cancer: preliminary in vivo results. AACR Special Conference - Pancreatic Cancer: Progress and Challenges.
  • Gene Expression Analysis of Colonic Biopsies and Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Ulcerative Colitis Patients Naive to Therapy Highlighting Recruitment of Chemokines, Cytokines and Chemoattractants. Andrawes S., Johns C., Gress F., Martello-Rooney, L. - 2012 American Gastroenterological Association Meeting (Digestive Disease Week)
  • Drug-eluting Microparticles for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer: Preliminary In Vivo Results. Asgharpour A., Ganesh M., Gooding A., Stanek A., Danishpajooh I., Gross R., Gress F., Martello-Rooney L. – 2011 American Pancreatic Association meeting.
  • Rifaximin promotes mucosal healing via inhibition p38 phosphorylation in human intestinal mucosal Caco2 cells. Song X., Martello-Rooney L., Goodman A., Gress F. – 2011 American College of Gastroenterology meeting

Awards

Ongoing Translational Studies

Study Participants
Drug-eluting microparticles for the treatment of pancreatic cancer L. Martello-Rooney, A. Asgharpour, A. Gooding, J. Ling, A. Raizner
Cytokine concentration in pancreatic cyst fluid for identification of pancreatic cystic neoplasms F. Gress, L. Martello-Rooney
Molecular analysis of pancreatic cancer in African Americans F. Gress, L. Martello-Rooney, A. Gooding
Targeting pancreatic cancer stem cells using radiolabeled microparticles L. Martello-Rooney, J. Lin
Gene expression of ulcerative colitis [Collaboration w/Shire Pharmaceuticals] L. Martello-Rooney, S. Andrawes
Mechanism of Rifaximin action in mucosal healing L. Martello-Rooney, X. Song

Ongoing Clinical Studies

Study Participants
Retrospective data collection and characterization of IBD in patients seen in Kings County Hospital Center and University Hospital of Brooklyn F. Gress, C. Koczka
Retrospective data collection and characterization of liver disease in adult patients seen in King's County Hospital Center and University Hospital of Brooklyn V. Dubrovskaya, A. Batool, A. Gooding
Comparison of fluid analysis and molecular analysis in patients having pancreatic cysts F. Gress, G. Lam
CT Colonography vs Conventional Colonoscopy A. Goodman, E. Weiss

Patients needed to enroll in the following studies

At SUNY Downstate Medical Center

  • Cytokine concentration in pancreatic cyst fluid for identification of pancreatic cystic neoplasms
  • Molecular analysis of pancreatic cancer in African Americans

At Kings County Hospital Center

  • Cytokine concentration in pancreatic cyst fluid for identification of pancreatic cystic neoplasms
  • Molecular analysis of pancreatic cancer in African Americans