Research


Reed Dimmitt, MD, DVM, MSPH

MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Mucosal immunology, in particular the interaction between innate and adaptive immunity in the development of an animal model of necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Development of murine model of small bowel disease to study the role of intestinal microbiota in the pathogenesis of injury
  • The development of the premature infant intestinal microbiota
  • Clinic trials in peritoneal drainage versus laparotomy for surgical NEC
  • Recent Publications:

    Maheshwari A, Kurundkar AR, Shaik SS, Kelly DR, Hartman Y, Zhang W, Dimmitt R, et al. Epithelial cells in fetal intestine produce chemerin to recuit microphages.  Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2009.