"Mickey" Yoon-Jung Hyun

Washington University Undergraduate, 2008-2010

Outcomes:Summer Fellowship recipient of CCFA award, Abstract presented to Digestive Diseases Week 2008, and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis

Current Position: Korean Consulate General - New York

Tina Ha, MD

Fellow in Gastroenterology, 2007-2010

Outcomes: Abstracts ACG 08, DDW 09 papers accepted at Journal of Clinical Gastro and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Present/Levinson Advanced IBD fellow Mount Sinai Hospital NYC.

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine - Cedar Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles

Jeff Marinshaw

Washington University in St. Louis Undergraduate, 2011-2013

Outcomes: Peer reviewed manuscript in GUT; Full Time Technician 5/2012-7/2013 .  Alumni endowed tuition scholarship; Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship;  and Senior Honor’s Thesis

Current Position: Medical Student at WUSM

Ameet Thaker

Washington University Medical Student, 2008-2012

​Outcomes: Awarded NIDDK summer fellowship, awarded 1 year HHMI Research Fellowship with successful completion of MA/MD comb​ined program, 4 Abstracts, 1 manuscript published, publications  in Gastroenterology (First author), Journal of Visualized Experiments, and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.


Alec Khouri

Washington University undergraduate, 2013-2015

Outcomes: Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis 2015;
Bio 500; CCFA Research Fellowship and AGA Student Research Fellowship
SURF Award; 2 DDW Abstracts

Current Position: WUSM Medical Student 

Heba Iskandar, MD

Fellow in Gastroenterology, 2011-2014

Outcomes: CCFA advanced clinical fellowship in IBD, several original abstracts, 1 book chapter, 1 review article and original manuscript in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.

Current Position: Assistant Professor or Medicine and Director of IBD research at Emory University Medical School

Emily Vivio

I started working at the Ciorba lab in 2011 as a student at Washington University in St. Louis.  I graduated in May 2015 and I have been lucky enough to continue my work in the lab.  I have been able to be part of projects in Dr. Ciorba’s lab that are aimed at understanding the quality of life and psychological health of IBD patients. 

Awards: Washington University in St. Louis’s Summer Undergraduate Research Award;  Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Student Research Fellowship Award; 
American Gastrointestinal Association’s Student Research Grant.

Alexander Lee, MD

Resident in Internal Medicine, 2008-2011

Outcome: Abstract at DDW 2010; Awarded Washington University Mentors in Medicine Grant; accepted into the Clinical Scientist Training and Research Program; several publications in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Digestive and Liver Disease.
Current Position: Private practitioner, Texas Digestive Disease Center

Nitin Gupta, MD

Resident in Internal Medicine, 2007-2010

Outcomes: Abstract DDW 2009, GI fellowship Harvard/MGH,
Awarded Washington University Mentors in Medicine Grant, accepted into the Clinical Scientist Training and Research Program and first author manuscript in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine - Director of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Ciorba Lab Alumni

Nitin Kumar, MD

Resident in Internal Medicine, 2008 - 2010

Outcome: awarded Washington University Mentors in Medicine Grant, accepted into the Clinical Scientist Training and Research Program (Gyawali, CP),DDW abstracts and publications in Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Current Position: Private practitioner, HSHS Medical Group Effingham, IL 

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Suprada Nataraju

Research Technician

Outcome: Research assistant from 2010-2013 (Dr.Ciorba's lab)at the department of Gastroenterology. Obtained a Certificate of Specialization in Biotechnology from Forest Park Community College.

Current Position: Returned to India with her husband Nat. Currently a Post-graduate student of Biochemistry, University of Mysore, Karnataka, India.

Alex Markov

WUSM Medical School Student
Outcomes: NIDDK Award and one poster at ISTRY

Navya Kanuri, MD

Fellow in Gastroenterology, 2010-2015

Outcomes: 3 articles published, GI Fellowship Washington University. CCFA visiting IBD fellowship at the University of Chicago​

Current Position: Private practitioner, St. Luke's Chesterfield, MO