Inspiring Scientific Curiosity and Discovery

From Anatomy to Immunity in the Gastrointestinal System

Dr. Alfredo B. Menendez is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Menendez recently served as the Guest Editor of an upcoming Special Issue in The Anatomical Record on the gastrointestinal (GI) system. His lab researches gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary immunology, microbiology, and endocrinology. Specifically, Dr. Menendez studies the molecular mechanisms of gut-liver communication in the homeostasis and immunity of the enterohepatic system, with an emphasis on the role of commensal and pathogenic bacteria in these fundamental processes. This presentation will cover both the exciting state of the field in GI research and Dr. Menendez’s own recent studies.