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Nicholas O. Davidson, M.D., D.Sc.

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Professor of Medicine and Developmental Biology
Washington University School of Medicine

Dr Nicholas Davidson is Professor of Medicine and Developmental Biology, Director of the Digestive Disease Research Center and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Washington University.

Dr. Davidson completed his undergraduate and medical school training at Kings College, London and then moved to New York where he undertook postdoctoral training in cholesterol metabolism at Rockefeller University and GI Fellowship training at Columbia University in New York. He then moved to the University of Chicago where he rose through the ranks to Professor of Medicine and joined Washington University School of Medicine in 1998.

Dr. Davidson has a longstanding interest in the genetic regulation of intestinal and hepatic lipid metabolism, and has considerable experience in exploring the role of diet-gene interactions in the regulation of diet induced obesity and hepatic steatosis. Dr. Davidson is also committed to training young investigators and to nurturing GI fellows for careers in academic medicine . Dr. Davidson is the PI on two RO-1 awards, an institutional T-32 training grant and a P-30 Digestive Disease Center grant.

Dr. Davidson is the current chair of the HPBB study section at the National Institutes of Health and serves as an Associate Editor or on the editorial boards of several important journals including the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Lipid Research, Hepatology.