Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Parkinson’s Disease and the Gut

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Dr. Ali Keshavarzian is the Josephine M. Dyrenforth Chair of Gastroenterology, Professor of Medicine, Physiology, Anatomy & Cell Biology, and Associate Dean for Faculty Mentoring, at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. He is also the Director of the Rush Center for Integrated Microbiome & Chronobiology Research (CIMCR). Prior to Rush, he was Chief of Gastroenterology at two other academic institutions, The Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola University. He is a clinician-scientist gastroenterologist and has expertise in the fields of gut microbiota, microbe/host interaction, barrier function and the impact of environmental factors (including diet alcohol, and circadian rhythms/sleep) on microbiota, the intestinal barrier and immune function. He has studied the role of the gut-microbiota-brain axis in Parkinson’s disease using various laboratory and animal models as well as in humans. His basic, translational and clinical research studies have been uninterruptedly funded by the NIH, as well as many other funding bodies, since 1986 and he has published numerous papers, with more than 26 on the topic of the gut-brain axis and Parkinson’s disease. 

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