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A very polite Anna of the Stanford Medical Centers Gastroenterology clinic called Roberta this morning to inform her that she now had an appointment with the head of the department, Dr. Lowe, on Monday the 27th of July and that if anything opened up before then she would call right away.

I believe the appointment is with Dr. Ansen Lowe. He not only runs a department but has his own research laboratory at Stanford. The Lowe Lab.

Dr. Ansen Lowe

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center CA (1989)
  • Fellowship: Columbia University School of Public Health NY (1984)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1983)
  • Residency: Presbyterian Hospital NY (1983)
  • Internship: Presbyterian Hospital NY (1981)
  • Medical Education: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine NY (1980)
  • MD, Mt. Sinai Sch. of Med. Medicine (1980)
  • BA, UC Berkeley Physiology (1976)

Research Interests

My laboratory is focused on the biology of the pancreas and esophagus and their associated diseases. Using animal models and materials from human subjects, we have used DNA microarrays to characterize the gene expression profile of acute pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and esophageal cancer. The resultant data has led to a focus on the development of diagnostic assays and the identification of novel genes that participate in disease pathogenesis. We currently utilize a variety of cellular and molecular approaches in cell lines and animal models to explore the role of specific genes in disease.

The gene, AGR2, is currently a major focus of the laboratory. AGR2 is highly expressed in many adenocarcinomas, including those derived from the esophagus, pancreas, breast, prostate, and lung. We recently established that AGR2 promotes tumor growth. Current efforts are focused on determining AGR2’s mechanism of action in normal tissues and cancers, which we believe will lead to opportunities for the development of new therapies.

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