Current Opinion in Gastroenterology was launched in 1985. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of gastroenterology is divided into 12 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editors for this issue.
Chantal Housset was trained as a Hepatologist in Université Paris 5 René Descartes, France. She was NIH Visiting at University of California San Francisco, USA, in 1992. She obtained a PhD degree from Université Paris 07, France, in 1993 and Research Direction Habilitation from Université Paris 06, France, in 1998. She was appointed fulltime Researcher at INSERM (National Institute of Health and Medical Research) in 1994, and full-time Professor in Cell Biology at Université Paris 06, in 2000. She is Course Director of molecular and cellular biology at Sorbonne University Medical School & Life Science Department. She is a member of the Reference Center for Inflammatory Biliary Diseases and Auto-immune Hepatitis, Saint-Antoine Hospital, of the Rare Liver Disease National Network (FILFOIE). She is Director of an INSERM- Sorbonne University Laboratory of translational research in Saint-Antoine Research Center (CRSA). The expertise of the Laboratory relates to the mechanisms responsible for metabolic and biliary diseases of the liver and their progression towards fibrosis. Dr Housset is member of the University National Council (CNU) in Cell Biology. She published 160 articles. Her main scientific contributions relate to the mechanisms of bile secretion, the pathobiology of biliary diseases, the origins and functions of liver myofibroblasts.
Eamonn M.M. Quigley
Eamonn M.M. Quigley is Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, USA, Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and David M Underwood Chair of Medicine in Digestive Disorders. A graduate of University College Cork, Ireland, Dr Quigley trained in internal medicine in Glasgow and Manchester, and in gastroenterology in Glasgow, the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, and Manchester. In 1986, he joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, where he ultimately served as Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Returning to Cork in 1998, he served as Dean of the Medical School at UCC for 7 years and was a principal investigator at its Alimentary Pharmabiotic Center from its inception. He served as president of both the American College of Gastroenterology and the World Gastroenterology Organization and is a past editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Clinical and research interests include irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal motility and the role of the gut microbiota and probiotics in health and in gastrointestinal and metabolic disorders.