Laren Becker, MD
Gastroenterologist, Motility specialist
Bio: I am a physician-scientist in the Division of Gastroenterology at Stanford University. My clinical and research interest has been in neurogastroenterology. Specifically, my research has been exploring the interplay between immune cells and the enteric nervous system, and evaluating how perturbations of this interaction as a result of aging disrupts gastrointestinal neuromuscular function. Ultimately, my hope is that insights from this research provide novel therapies for treating patients with motility disorders like constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.
- Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2005) MA
- Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
- Fellowship: Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center (2009) MA
- Internship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2003) MA
- Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2002) NY
Honors & Awards
- Poster of Distinction, DDW (2014)
- Neurogastroenterology & Motility Distinguished Abstract Plenary, DDW (2013)
- Fellowship to Faculty Transition Award, AGA (2012)
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program, MSTP (1994)
- Golden Key National Honor Society, University of California, Berkeley (1994)
- Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley (1994)
- Instructor in Medicine, Stanford University (2009 - Present)
- Clinical and Research Fellow in Gastroenterology, Beth Israel Deaconess, Harvard Medical School (2005 - 2009)
Ex Vivo Neurogenesis within Enteric Ganglia Occurs in a PTEN Dependent Manner
Becker, L., Peterson, J., Kulkarni, S., & Pasricha, P. J. (2013). Ex Vivo Neurogenesis within Enteric Ganglia Occurs in a PTEN Dependent Manner. PLOS ONE, 8(3).
Divergent fate and origin of neurosphere-like bodies from different layers of the gut
Becker, L., Kulkarni, S., Tiwari, G., Micci, M.-A., & Pasricha, P. J. (2012). Divergent fate and origin of neurosphere-like bodies from different layers of the gut. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER PHYSIOLOGY, 302(9), G958-G965.