Sheikh to speak at CGIBD Research Seminar

Shehzad Z. Sheikh, MD, PhD, will present "Deciphering the Epigenetic Code in IBD" at the Thursday, Feb. 21 CGIBD Research Seminar.

Dr. Sheikh is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, Laboratory of Jason D. Lieb.  Dr. Sheikh’s research focuses on characterizing quantitatively how the regulation of genome accessibility relates to regulation of cytokines in the gastrointestinal tract and studying the influence of variations in DNA nucleotide sequences on the phenotype of human IBD as individual variations in disease extent, severity and response to therapy.  The seminar is held in the 1st floor auditorium of the Bioinformatics Building and starts at 4:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome.

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