Mark Kidd, PhD

Laboratory Director

Mark Kidd was born in Harare, Zimbabwe (1969) and educated in Harare, Bulawayo and Cape Town. He received a B.Sc. degree in Microiology and Biochemistry at the University of Cape Town in 1992 and thereafter joined the staff of Gastroinstestinal (GI) Clinic as a research assistant. In 1994, he became a member of the Gastric Surgical Pathobiology Research Group at Yale University in New Haven where he studied the molecular pathophysiology of the gastric neuroendocrine ECL cell. His subsequent investigation of the effect of the gastric pathogen, Helicobacter pylori, on gastric physiology formed the basis for a PhD thesis in 2000. Dr Kidd is currently an NIH-funded research scientist in the Department of Surgery at Yale and is the scientific director of the Gastric Surgical Research Group. His interests range from neuroendocrine tumor biology to the role of the immuno-endocrine axis in intestinal pathophysiology like Crohn's Disease. Publications cover diverse areas including neuroendocrine tumor microarray analyses and the development of neuroendocrine tumor tissue microarrays, to studies on tumor biology and the metastatic microenvironment, to investigations on gastrointestinal physiology and Helicobacter pylori genetics. A passion for medical history and especially biography is reflected in articles and books encompassing the evolution of endocrinology, gastroenterology, bacteriology, surgery and the specific contributions of diverse individuals including Pavlov, Bayliss, Starling, Edkins, Kocher, Ruysch, van Swieten, Boerhaave, the Leiden Luminati and the role of the Netherlands in the development of 17th century science and medicine.

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