U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrinology

The Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrinology program supports basic and clinical studies on normal and abnormal function of both the enteric nervous system and the elements within the central nervous system that control it.  The program advances histochemical and neurochemical analyses of the enteric nervous system and investigations of the electrical properties of enteric ganglia.  Also of interest are studies of chemical neurotransmission, neural control of effector function, and extrinsic nervous input.  The program emphasizes research on the structure and function of gastrointestinal hormones and peptides and promotes research on disease conditions associated with excessive or inadequate secretion of neuropeptides.​


 NIDDK Staff

Jose Serrano, M.D., Ph.D.Liver Bioengineering and Biotechnology; Drug-induced Liver Disease; Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrinology; Exocrine Pancreas; Pancreatitis


 Related Funding Opportunities

Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
8/7/2015Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp) (Summary) PA-15-321
7/31/2015Pilot and Feasibility Clinical and Translational Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (R21) (Summary) PA-15-317
7/24/2015Lymphatics in Health and Disease in the Digestive System, Kidney, and Urinary Tract (R01) (Summary) PAR-15-306
6/29/2015Exploration of the Roles of Brown and Beige Adipose Tissue in Humans (R01) (Summary) RFA-DK-15-031
6/24/2015Pre-application: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (X02) (Summary) PAR-15-286
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 Research Resources

Resource NameDescription
Diabetic Complications Consortium
The goal of the NIDDK-sponsored Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) is to foster communication and collaboration between investigator communities involved in complications research.  Toward this goal, DiaComp: (1) sponsors annual meetings in…
Predicting Response to Standardized Pediatric Colitis Therapy

The mission of the PROTECT Study is to provide a better understanding of how children newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC) respond to mesalamine and prednisone (corticosteroid), the standard initial therapies used to treat this disorder…

Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium

The mission of the ISCC is to advance the understanding of intestinal epithelial stem cell biology during development, homeostasis, regeneration and disease. The immediate goals of the ISCC are to isolate, characterize, culture and validate…

Hyperglycemia and Pregnancy Outcomes Follow-Up Study Consortium

The goal of this follow-up study of mothers who participated in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) study, is to determine the levels of blood sugar during pregnancy that are linked to increased body fat in the child, and to a…

NIDDK Information Network

The NIDDK Information Network (dkNET), serves the needs of basic and clinical investigators by providing seamless access to large pools of data relevant to the mission of NIDDK. The goal of dkNET is to develop a community-based network for…

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 NIDDK Active Trials in Gastrointestinal Disease

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 Related Study Sections

​​Study sections conduct initial peer review of applications in a designated scientific area. View related study sections from the NIH's Center for Scientific Review.