University of Chicago

Dr. Robert T Jensen is Chief of the Cell Biology Section, Digestive Diseases Branch, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, USA. He has had a long-standing interest in pancreatic endocrine tumor syndromes, particularly using the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome as a model in which sufficient numbers of patients could be obtained to allow systematic studies. His studies have involved natural history, diagnosis, systematic analysis of imaging studies, medical control of the gastric acid hypersecretion, role of surgery, molecular pathologic- clinical correlations to identify prognostic factors and treatment of patients with advanced disease. In addition, he also performed basic science studies related to the cellular basis of action of gastrointestinal hormones including studies of cell signaling, pharmacology, and molecular pharmacology. He has published 711 papers and 100 chapters.