Congratulations to Dr. Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD on being awarded the 2019-2020 Mid-Career Award!
Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery
Children’s Foundation Research Institute, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospit
Project: Neural Crest Cell and Extracellular Matrix Interactions in Hirschsprung Disease
Dr. Gosain directs Pediatric Surgery Research at the Children’s Foundation Research Institute of the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. His basic science laboratory focuses on Enteric Nervous System and Gastrointestinal Mucosal Immune development and function as they relate to congenital and acquired disease in children. As a practicing Pediatric Surgeon-Scientist with a clinical focus on congenital colorectal diseases, he has a unique perspective to understand the mechanisms responsible for aberrant ENS development and how these impact children. The long-term goal of his research is to gain an understanding of the interactions between the Enteric Nervous System and Gastrointestinal Immune System in both development and disease to permit the generation of novel neuro-immunomodulatory therapies that may potentially target a broad range of congenital and acquired pediatric gastrointestinal tract diseases (e.g. Hirschsprung disease, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Intestinal Atresia, Motility Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, etc.).