Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
I am a neonatal intensivist interested in gastrointestinal diseases that affect newborn infants. I started my career as a basic science researcher studying the role of nitric oxide in the pathogenesis of NEC using cell-specific knockout models in mice. I am currently interested in two of the complications that afflict infants with NEC. I am conducting clinical research in the role played by new generation intravenous lipid emulsions in infants with intestinal failure associated liver disease. I am also leading a study of microbiome on infants with short bowel syndrome. I am also the Associate Director of Intestinal Rehabiliation Services for the NICU at Texas Children’s Hospital.
My current research projects including the study of the impact of new generation intravenous lipid emulsions on the blood stream infections in infants with intestinal failure. My other study on the microbiome in infants with short gut syndrome is also nearing completion.