Date: Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Nebraska East Union Room: Arbor Suite
Additional Info: NEU
Contact: Verona Skomski, (402) 472-3862, email@example.com
Dr. Theiss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The overall goal of the Theiss Lab is to elucidate the role and mechanism whereby mitochondrial signaling pathways in intestinal epithelial cells contribute to gastrointestinal diseases, specifically inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), colitis-associated cancer, and colorectal tumorigenesis. Results from their studies aim to further our understanding of intestinal homeostasis originating at the organellar (mitochondria) level and to identify novel therapeutic targets with translational utility in patients with IBD and who are at risk of developing colon cancer.