U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jill Carrington
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: 301-402-0671
Email: carringj@mail.nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 
  • Deputy DirectorBiology of Aging Program, NIA, NIH2006–2007
  • ChiefSystems Branch; Director, Musculoskeletal Biology Program, NIA, NIH2000–2006
  • DirectorBiological Models and Materials Research Program, NCRR, NIH1998–2000
  • Scientific Review AdministratorNCRR, NIH1994–1998
  • Assistant ProfessorUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 1989–1994

Jill L. Carrington, Ph.D.

Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Current Responsibilities and Activities

I administer a portfolio of research grants on stem cell biology and development of the gastrointestinal (GI) system, the basic biology and inflammatory biology of GI epithelium, and the basic biology of GI motility.  I am the project scientist for the Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium. 

The Gastrointestinal Physiology, Development, and Epithelial Biology program, and the Gastrointestinal Immunology, Inflammation, and Inflammatory Diseases program support research to understand the stem cell biology and developmental biology of the GI system as well as the biology of the GI epithelium, including its continuing maintenance, healing, and interaction with the immune system in health and disease.  Research projects under the Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrinology program investigate interactions of the nervous system and the gut and may focus on sensory, motor, and regulatory mechanisms that affect the CNS, the gut, and the endocrine system.

​Research Programs

Gastrointestinal Immunology, Inflammation, and Inflammatory Diseases
The Gastrointestinal Immunology, Inflammation, and Inflammatory Diseases program supports basic, clinical, and translational research on mucosal immunology, intestinal immunity, and inflammation in gastrointestinal diseases and conditions

Gastrointestinal Physiology, Development, and Epithelial Biology
This program supports basic, clinical, and translational research on GI development, diseases, and disorders

Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
This program supports research on aspects of gut physiology regulating motility, the effect of diseases on gastrointestinal motility, and clinical trials to test new treatments for functional gastrointestinal disorders

Current Committee Memberships

  • Stem Cell Interest GroupMember
  • Genomics Working GroupMember
  • Translation Working GroupMember
  • Trans-NIH Lymphatics Coordinating CommitteeMember