Gail Hecht
Gail Hecht
Division Director, Gastroenterology
Residency Program Director, Gastroenterology
Microbiology and Immunology
Board Certifications
Gastroenterology - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - General Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Nguyen,M.; Rizvi,J.; Hecht,G.Expression of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli map is significantly different than that of other type III secreted effectors in vivo INFECTION AND IMMUNITY 2015 ;83(1):130-137
Hecht,G. A.; Blaser,M. J.; Gordon,J.; Kaplan,L. M.; Knight,R.; Laine,L.; Peek,R.; Sanders,M. E.; Sartor,B.; Wu,G. D.; Yang,V. W.What is the value of a food and drug administration investigational new drug application for fecal microbiota transplantation to treat Clostridium difficile Infection? Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 2014 ;12(2):289-291
Battle,S. E.; Brady,M. J.; Vanaja,S. K.; Leong,J. M.; Hecht,G. A.Actin pedestal formation by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli enhances bacterial host cell attachment and concomitant type III translocation INFECTION AND IMMUNITY 2014 ;82(9):3713-3722
Glotfelty,L. A.; Zahs,A.; Iancu,C.; Shen,L.; Hecht,G. A.Microtubules Are Required for Efficient Epithelial Tight Junction Homeostasis and Restoration American journal of physiology.Cell physiology 2014 ;307(3):C245-C254
Glotfelty,L. G.; Zahs,A.; Hodges,K.; Shan,K.; Alto,N. M.; Hecht,G. A.Enteropathogenic E. coli effectors EspG1/G2 disrupt microtubules, contribute to tight junction perturbation and inhibit restoration Cellular microbiology 2014 ;16(12):1767-1783
Hecht,G.AGA's approach to the microbiome Gastroenterology 2014 ;146(4):1119-1121
Hodges,K.; Hecht,G.Bacterial infections of the small intestine CURRENT OPINION IN GASTROENTEROLOGY 2013 ;29(2):159-163
Hodges,K.; Hecht,G.Interspecies communication in the gut, from bacterial delivery to host-cell response The Journal of physiology 2012 ;590(Pt 3):433-440
Medical School
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics, Internal Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Gastroenterology
Dr. Hecht is Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology and Chief, Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Loyola University Chicago. She earned her MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, completed Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and her Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Her initial faculty appointment was at the University of Illinois Chicago where she rose through the ranks to Professor and was appointed Chief of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition. She relocated to Loyola in her current position in January 2013. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of a new journal Gut Microbes published by Landes Bioscience. Dr. Hecht has been very active in the American Gastroenterological Association functioning as Chair of the Intestinal Disorders Section of the AGA Council, as Basic Research Councilor to the Governing Board and ultimately serving as President from 2009-2010, only the second woman to serve in that capacity.
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