Chandramouleeswaran PM, Shen D, Lee AJ, Benitez A, Dods K, Gambanga F, Wilkins BJ, Merves J Noah Y, Toltzis S, Yearley J, Spergel JM, Nakagawa H, Malefyt Rd, Muir AB, Wang ML. Preferential Secretion of Thymic Stromal Lymphopoietin (TSLP) by Terminally Differentiated Esophageal Epithelial Cells: Relevance to Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). PLoS One. 2016 Mar 18;11(3):e0150968.
Whelan KA, Merves JF, Giroux V, Tanaka K, Guo A, Chandramouleeswaran PM, Chang S, Benitez AJ, Dods K, Que J, Masterson JC, Fernando SD, Godwin BC, Klein-Szanto AJ, Chikwava K, Ruchelli ED, Hamilton KE, Muir AB, Wang ML, Furuta GT, Falk GW, Spergel JM and Nakagawa H. Autophagy mediates epithelial cytoprotection and redox homeostasis in Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Gut. 2016 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print]
Muir AB, Merves J, Liacouras CA. Role of Endoscopy in Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2016 Jan;26(1):187-200.
Merves JF, Whelan KA, Benitez AJ, Muir AB, Furuta GT, Wang ML, Falk GW, Spergel JM and Nakagawa H: ATG7 gene expression as a novel tissue biomarker in Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 Jan;111(1):151-3.
Merves J, Modayur Chandramouleeswaran P, Benitez AJ, Muir AB, Lee, AJ, Lim D, Dods K, Mehta I, Ruchelli E, Nakagawa H, Spergel J, Wang ML. Altered histamine receptor expression in the esophageal epithelium during eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE): Implications on disease pathogenesis. PLoS ONE, 10 (2): e0114831.
Merves J, Muir A, Modayur Chandramouleeswaran P, Cianferoni A, Wang ML, Spergel JM. Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 112(5):397-403.
Posters and Presentations
Merves J, Whelan KA, Muir AB, Masterson J, Guo A, Benitez AJ, Blair A, Gimotty PA, Klein-Szanto A, Spergel J, Furuta GT, Wang ML, Falk GW and Nakagawa H: Autophagy-Related Gene 7 (ATG7) may serve as a biomarker of EoE disease status.
Oral presentation at Digestive Disease Week and the 116th annual meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association, Washington, DC, May 16-19, 2015. 2015.
Oral presentation at The Komarov Research Competition, June 2015, Basic Science 2nd prize
Poster presentation at CHOP Research Day, February 2015, Philadelphia, PA
Whelan KA, Merves J, Muir AB, Guo A, Modayur Chandramouleeswaran P, Dods K, DeMarshall M, Que J, Spergel J, Wang ML, Falk GW, Nakagawa H: Autophagy is an epithelial cytoprotective mechanism in esophageal epithelial cells in response to Eosinophilic Esophagitis-associated inflammation. Oral presentation (KAW) at Digestive Disease Week and the 116th annual meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association, Washington, DC, May 16-19, 2015.
Merves J and Modayur Chandramouleeswaran, P; Benitez, AJ; Muir, A; Lee, AJ, Lim, D, Mehta, I and Wang, ML. Altered histamine receptor expression in the esophageal epithelium during eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE): Implications on disease pathogenesis.
Poster presentation at CHOP Research Day, February 2014, Philadelphia, PA
Oral presentation at The American Gastroenterological Association’s Digestive Disease Week Annual Meeting, May 3-6, 2014, Chicago, IL
Oral presentation at Komarov Competition, June 2014, Philadelphia, PA
Merves J, Albenberg L, Weiss P and Maqbool A. Recurrent Ileitis as a manifestation of Familial Mediterranean Fever. Poster presentation at NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, October 10-13, 2013, Chicago, IL
Autophagy-Related Gene 7 (ATG7) may serve as a biomarker of EoE disease status. Oral Presentation/PODCAST, October 2015.
Awards and Honors
2015, Komarov Research Competition – Basic science, 2nd place
2012, Senior Resident Humanitarian Award, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2011, Teddy Bedrossian Compassionate Care Award, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2009, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
2007, APS-SPR Student Travel Award
2006, American Pediatric Society – Society for Pediatric Research (APS-SPR) Student Research Fellowship
2005, The President’s Volunteer Service Award (National Society of Collegiate Scholars)
2004, Phi Beta Kappa
2003, Golden Key Honor Society
2003, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
2001-2005, Dean’s List, with distinction, The George Washington University
2001-05, Presidential Merit-Based Scholarship, The George Washington University
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2012-present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
- 2013-present, Training Committee
2012-present, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
2009-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
2009-present, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
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