The Duke Division of Gastroenterology offers post-doctoral research training to physicians and scientists. The Research Training Program brings together MD fellows from our clinical Gastroenterology Fellowship and PhD post-doctoral fellows from the laboratories and research programs of our faculty.

In order to participate in the Gastroenterology Research Training Program, fellows must be accepted into the Gastroenterology Fellowship or the research program of a Division of Gastroenterology faculty member. Funding for fellows in this program comes from a number of funding mechanisms including the Duke GI T32, the Veterans Administration, and the funding of the individual faculty members.  


Andrew Muir

Andrew J. Muir, MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine
Program co-director for clinical research


Rodger Liddle, MD
Professor of Medicine
Program co-director for basic and translational science

Program Faculty

Michel Bagnat, PhD
Huiman Barnhart, PhD     
Karl-Dimiter Bissig MD, PhD 
Diego Bohorquez, PhD                
Maria Ciofani, PhD   
Lawrence David, PhD
Anna Mae Diehl, MD
Meira Epplein, PhD              
Katie Garman, MD    
Ziad Gellad, MD MPH         
Gianna Hammer, PhD    
Terry Lechler, PhD     
Rodger Liddle, MD         
Cindy Moylan, MD 
Andrew J. Muir, MD
Susanna Naggie, MD 
Donna Niedzwiecki, PhD
Steven Patierno, PhD     
John Rawls, PhD
Jatin Roper, MD
Neeraj Surana, MD, PhD        
Raphael Valdivia, PhD  
Julius Wilder, MD, PhD   

Current Fellows and Trainees

Fellow: Jackie Henson, MD

  • Mentor:  Andrew Muir, MD

Fellow:  Danielle Mebuge, MD

  • Mentor:  Katherine Garman, MD

Components of the Research Training Program

  • Formation of a mentoring committee that includes the research mentor, the Research Training Program co-directors, and relevant faculty from across the Duke campus.
  • Participation in Division of Gastroenterology conferences including Grand Rounds, Journal Club and Research Conference
  • Faculty Lunch (FLUNCH) series with research faculty for small group discussions about a variety of topics pertinent to research training and preparation for a faculty career.
  • Duke’s Clinical Research Training Program.  This program is for fellows pursuing clinical research. 
  • Travel stipend to support attendance at national scientific meetings