Catherine J. Hunter, M.D.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University

Research Interests

I am a pediatric surgeon who is engaged in a clinical and basic science research-focused academic career. I investigate the pathophysiology of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), and identify strategies to optimize the care of those affected.

Current Projects

We are currently investigating the role of protein kinase A and tight junctions in NEC, and the role of protein kinase A inhibition as a therapeutic strategy. We also have a collaboration identifying differences in lysosomal biology in infants with NEC.

Recent Publications

Blackwood B, Wood DR, Yuan CY, Nicolas JD, Griffiths A, Mestan K, Hunter CJ. Urinary Claudin-2 measurements as a predictor of necrotizing enterocolitis. Journal of Neonatal Surgery. October 2015. PMID: 26500853

Blackwood, B, Hunter CJ (2016). Emerging Infections. Chapter 14: Cronobacter species. (ISBN: 9781555819446), ASM Press

Grothaus J, Hunter CJ. (2016). Necrotizing enterocolitis. Child’s Doc CME and News

Blackwood BP, Hunter CJ. Cronobacter spp. Microbiol Spectr. April 2016. PMID: 27227295

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