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Gastro-Esophageal Oncogenesis, Dysmotility, & Evolution (GEODE) was co-founded and is co-directed by Rena Yadlapati, MD, MSHSOR (GEODE Director of Clinical Trials and Outcomes), Kathleen (Kit) Curtius, PhD (GEODE Director of Computational Biology), and Shailja Shah, MD, MPH (GEODE Director of Epidemiology and Genomics).

GEODE team

Our Objective

The overarching objective of GEODE is to advance our understanding of the complex mechanisms driving the development and progression of gastroesophageal (pre)neoplasia and motility disorders, and better define the roles of host genetic, non-genetic, and microbial factors.

To accomplish this objective, GEODE will leverage innovative predictive modeling techniques, biospecimens obtained from the IRB approved Foregut Biorepository, and clinical trial and epidemiologic methods.

Contact Us

Please contact Dr. Yadlapati, Dr. Curtius, or Dr. Shah if you're interested in enrolling patients, or learning more about this exciting new research initiative.

Rena Yadlapati, MD, MSHSOR 
GEODE Director of Clinical Trials & Outcomes

Kathleen (Kit) Curtius, PhD 
GEODE Director of Computational Biology

Shailja Shah, MD, MPH
GEODE Director of Epidemiology & Genomics

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