Department of Pathology
5841 S. Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Office: (773)-702-5893
Cell: (708)-466-1056


State of Illinois (License number 036-119209)
American Board of Pathology, certified in Anatomic Pathology


2010-2012 Instructor, Department of Pathology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2012- Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ph.D.-Granting Committee, Program, Institute, and Center Appointments
2011-2015 Fellow, Institute of Integrative Physiology, The University of Chicago
2015- Member of Digestive Diseases Research Center and Director Tissue Cell Analysis Core, The University of Chicago


1995 B.S. Bioengineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL
June 2004 M.D. and Ph.D. Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago Chicago, IL
June 2007 Anatomic pathology residency, University of Chicago Chicago, IL
June 2010 Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship, University of Chicago Chicago, IL


(a): Peer-reviewed publications in the primary literature, exclusive of abstracts:

1. Ginsburg KS, Weber CR, Bers DM. Control of maximum sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca load in intact ferret ventricular myocytes. Effects of thapsigargin and isoproterenol. The Journal of general physiology. 1998;111(4):491-504.
2. Weber CR, Ginsburg KS, Philipson KD, Shannon TR, Bers DM. Allosteric regulation of Na/Ca exchange current by cytosolic Ca in intact cardiac myocytes. The Journal of general physiology. 2001;117(2):119-31.
3. Bers DM, Weber CR. Na/Ca exchange function in intact ventricular myocytes. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2002;976:500-12.
4. Despa S, Islam MA, Weber CR, Pogwizd SM, Bers DM. Intracellular Na+ concentration is elevated in heart failure but Na/K pump function is unchanged. Circulation. 2002;105(21):2543-8.
5. Weber CR, Piacentino V, 3rd, Ginsburg KS, Houser SR, Bers DM. Na+-Ca2+ exchange current and submembrane [Ca(2+)] during the cardiac action potential. Circ Res. 2002;90(2):182-9.
6. Piacentino V, 3rd, Weber CR, Chen X, Weisser-Thomas J, Margulies KB, Bers DM, Houser SR. Cellular basis of abnormal calcium transients of failing human ventricular myocytes. Circ Res. 2003;92(6):651-8.
7. Weber CR, Ginsburg KS, Bers DM. Cardiac submembrane [Na+] transients sensed by Na+-Ca2+ exchange current. Circ Res. 2003;92(9):950-2.
8. Weber CR, Piacentino V, 3rd, Houser SR, Bers DM. Dynamic regulation of sodium/calcium exchange function in human heart failure. Circulation. 2003;108(18):2224-9.
9. Chaudhary KW, Rossman EI, Piacentino V, 3rd, Kenessey A, Weber CR, Gaughan JP, Ojamaa K, Klein I, Bers DM, Houser SR, Margulies KB. Altered myocardial Ca2+ cycling after left ventricular assist device support in the failing human heart. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004;44(4):837-45.
10. Shannon TR, Wang F, Puglisi J, Weber CR, Bers DM. A mathematical treatment of integrated Ca dynamics within the ventricular myocyte. Biophys J. 2004;87(5):3351-71.
11. Jacobson DA, Weber CR, Bao S, Turk J, Philipson LH. Modulation of the pancreatic islet beta-cell-delayed rectifier potassium channel Kv2.1 by the polyunsaturated fatty acid arachidonate. J Biol Chem. 2007;282(10):7442-9.
12. Sun Q, Weber CR, Sohail A, Bernardo MM, Toth M, Zhao H, Turner JR, Fridman R. MMP25 (MT6-MMP) is highly expressed in human colon cancer, promotes tumor growth, and exhibits unique biochemical properties. J Biol Chem. 2007;282(30):21998-2010.
13. Shen L, Weber CR, Turner JR. The tight junction protein complex undergoes rapid and continuous molecular remodeling at steady state. J Cell Biol. 2008;181(4):683-95.
14. Snoeks L, Weber CR, Turner JR, Bhattacharyya M, Wasland K, Savkovic SD. Tumor suppressor Foxo3a is involved in the regulation of lipopolysaccharide-induced interleukin-8 in intestinal HT-29 cells. Infect Immun. 2008;76(10):4677-85.
15. Weber CR, Nalle SC, Tretiakova M, Rubin DT, Turner JR. Claudin-1 and claudin-2 expression is elevated in inflammatory bowel disease and may contribute to early neoplastic transformation. Lab Invest. 2008;88(10):1110-20.
16. Mukherjee A, Morosky SA, Shen L, Weber CR, Turner JR, Kim KS, Wang T, Coyne CB. Retinoic acid-induced gene-1 (RIG-I) associates with the actin cytoskeleton via caspase activation and recruitment domain-dependent interactions. J Biol Chem. 2009;284(10):6486-94.
17. Snoeks L, Weber CR, Wasland K, Turner JR, Vainder C, Qi W, Savkovic SD. Tumor suppressor FOXO3 participates in the regulation of intestinal inflammation. Lab Invest. 2009;89(9):1053-62.
18. Lee G, Goretsky T, Managlia E, Dirisina R, Singh AP, Brown JB, May R, Yang GY, Ragheb JW, Evers BM, Weber CR, Turner JR, He XC, Katzman RB, Li L, Barrett TA. Phosphoinositide 3-kinase signaling mediates beta-catenin activation in intestinal epithelial stem and progenitor cells in colitis. Gastroenterology. 2010;139(3):869-81, 81 e1-9.
19. Marchiando AM, Shen L, Graham WV, Weber CR, Schwarz BT, Austin JR, 2nd, Raleigh DR, Guan Y, Watson AJ, Montrose MH, Turner JR. Caveolin-1-dependent occludin endocytosis is required for TNF-induced tight junction regulation in vivo. J Cell Biol. 2010;189(1):111-26.
20. Weber CR, Raleigh DR, Su L, Shen L, Sullivan EA, Wang Y, Turner JR. Epithelial myosin light chain kinase activation induces mucosal interleukin-13 expression to alter tight junction ion selectivity. J Biol Chem. 2010;285(16):12037-46.
21. Yu D, Marchiando AM, Weber CR, Raleigh DR, Wang Y, Shen L, Turner JR. MLCK-dependent exchange and actin binding region-dependent anchoring of ZO-1 regulate tight junction barrier function. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107(18):8237-41.
22. Qi W, Joshi S, Weber CR, Wali RK, Roy HK, Savkovic SD. Polyethylene glycol diminishes pathological effects of Citrobacter rodentium infection by blocking bacterial attachment to the colonic epithelia. Gut Microbes. 2011;2(5):267-73.
23. Qi W, Weber CR, Wasland K, Roy H, Wali R, Joshi S, Savkovic SD. Tumor suppressor FOXO3 mediates signals from the EGF receptor to regulate proliferation of colonic cells. American journal of physiology Gastrointestinal and liver physiology. 2011;300(2):G264-72.
24. Qi W, Weber CR, Wasland K, Savkovic SD. Genistein inhibits proliferation of colon cancer cells by attenuating a negative effect of epidermal growth factor on tumor suppressor FOXO3 activity. BMC Cancer. 2011;11:219.
25. Raleigh DR, Boe DM, Yu D, Weber CR, Marchiando AM, Bradford EM, Wang Y, Wu L, Schneeberger EE, Shen L, Turner JR. Occludin S408 phosphorylation regulates tight junction protein interactions and barrier function. J Cell Biol. 2011;193(3):565-82.
26. Edelblum KL, Shen L, Weber CR, Marchiando AM, Clay BS, Wang Y, Prinz I, Malissen B, Sperling AI, Turner JR. Dynamic migration of gammadelta intraepithelial lymphocytes requires occludin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109(18):7097-102.
27. Frantz AL, Rogier EW, Weber CR, Shen L, Cohen DA, Fenton LA, Bruno ME, Kaetzel CS. Targeted deletion of MyD88 in intestinal epithelial cells results in compromised antibacterial immunity associated with downregulation of polymeric immunoglobulin receptor, mucin-2, and antibacterial peptides. Mucosal immunology. 2012;5(5):501-12.
28. Rhee L, Murphy SF, Kolodziej LE, Grimm WA, Weber CR, Lodolce JP, Chang JE, Bartulis SJ, Messer JS, Schneider JR, Paski S, Nero TM, Boone DL. Expression of TNFAIP3 in intestinal epithelial cells protects from DSS- but not TNBS-induced colitis. American journal of physiology Gastrointestinal and liver physiology. 2012;303(2):G220-7.
29. Wali RK, Kunte DP, De La Cruz M, Tiwari AK, Brasky J, Weber CR, Gibson TP, Patel A, Savkovic SD, Brockstein BE, Roy HK. Topical polyethylene glycol as a novel chemopreventive agent for oral cancer via targeting of epidermal growth factor response. PloS one. 2012;7(6):e38047.
30. Bergmann KR, Liu SX, Tian R, Kushnir A, Turner JR, Li HL, Chou PM, Weber CR, De Plaen IG. Bifidobacteria stabilize claudins at tight junctions and prevent intestinal barrier dysfunction in mouse necrotizing enterocolitis. Am J Pathol. 2013;182(5):1595-606.
31. Bouyer PG, Tang X, Weber CR, Shen L, Turner JR, Matthews JB. Capsaicin induces NKCC1 internalization and inhibits chloride secretion in colonic epithelial cells independently of TRPV1. American journal of physiology Gastrointestinal and liver physiology. 2013;304(2):G142-56.
32. Buschmann MM, Shen L, Rajapakse H, Raleigh DR, Wang Y, Wang Y, Lingaraju A, Zha J, Abbott E, McAuley EM, Breskin LA, Wu L, Anderson K, Turner JR, Weber CR. Occludin OCEL-domain interactions are required for maintenance and regulation of the tight junction barrier to macromolecular flux. Mol Biol Cell. 2013;24(19):3056-68.
33. Ginsburg KS, Weber CR, Bers DM. Cardiac Na+-Ca2+ exchanger: dynamics of Ca2+-dependent activation and deactivation in intact myocytes. J Physiol. 2013;591(Pt 8):2067-86.
34. Qi W, Fitchev PS, Cornwell ML, Greenberg J, Cabe M, Weber CR, Roy HK, Crawford SE, Savkovic SD. FOXO3 growth inhibition of colonic cells is dependent on intraepithelial lipid droplet density. J Biol Chem. 2013;288(23):16274-81.
35. Murphy SF, Rhee L, Grimm WA, Weber CR, Messer JS, Lodolce JP, Chang JE, Bartulis SJ, Nero T, Kukla RA, MacDougall G, Binghay C, Kolodziej LE, Boone DL. Intestinal epithelial expression of TNFAIP3 results in microbial invasion of the inner mucus layer and induces colitis in IL-10-deficient mice. American journal of physiology Gastrointestinal and liver physiology. 2014;307(9):G871-82.
36. Chen P, Bakke D, Kolodziej L, Lodolce J, Weber CR, Boone DL, Toback FG. Antrum Mucosal Protein-18 Peptide Targets Tight Junctions to Protect and Heal Barrier Structure and Function in Models of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases. 2015;21(10):2393-402.
37. Grimm WA, Messer JS, Murphy SF, Nero T, Lodolce JP, Weber CR, Logsdon MF, Bartulis S, Sylvester BE, Springer A, Dougherty U, Niewold TB, Kupfer SS, Ellis N, Huo D, Bissonnette M, Boone DL. The Thr300Ala variant in ATG16L1 is associated with improved survival in human colorectal cancer and enhanced production of type I interferon. Gut. 2015.
38. Staruschenko A, Weber CR, Pochynyuk O, McCole DF. S&R Foundation 15th Anniversary. The Physiologist. 2015;58(5):241-2.
39. Weber CR, Liang GH, Wang Y, Das S, Shen L, Yu AS, Nelson DJ, Turner JR. Claudin-2-dependent paracellular channels are dynamically gated. eLife. 2015;4:e09906.
40. McPhillie M, Zhou Y, El Bissati K, Dubey J, Lorenzi H, Capper M, Lukens AK, Hickman M, Muench S, Verma SK, Weber CR, Wheeler K, Gordon J, Sanders J, Moulton H, Wang K, Kim TK, He Y, Santos T, Woods S, Lee P, Donkin D, Kim E, Fraczek L, Lykins J, Esaa F, Alibana-Clouser F, Dovgin S, Weiss L, Brasseur G, Wirth D, Kent M, Hood L, Meunieur B, Roberts CW, Hasnain SS, Antonyuk SV, Fishwick C, McLeod R. New paradigms for understanding and step changes in treating active and chronic, persistent apicomplexan infections. Scientific reports. 2016;6:29179.
41. Nadadur RD, Broman MT, Boukens B, Mazurek SR, Yang X, van den Boogaard M, Bekeny J, Gadek M, Ward T, Zhang M, Qiao Y, Martin JF, Seidman CE, Seidman J, Christoffels V, Efimov IR, McNally EM, Weber CR, Moskowitz IP. Pitx2 modulates a Tbx5-dependent gene regulatory network to maintain atrial rhythm. Science translational medicine. 2016;8(354):354ra115.
42. Wali RK, Momi N, Dela Cruz M, Calderwood AH, Stypula-Cyrus Y, Almassalha L, Chhaparia A, Weber CR, Radosevich A, Tiwari AK, Latif B, Backman V, Roy HK. Higher Order Chromatin Modulator Cohesin SA1 Is an Early Biomarker for Colon Carcinogenesis: Race-Specific Implications. Cancer prevention research. 2016;9(11):844-54.
43. Ward MA, Pierre JF, Leal RF, Huang Y, Shogan B, Dalal SR, Weber CR, Leone VA, Musch MW, An GC, Rao MC, Rubin DT, Raffals LE, Antonopoulos DA, Sogin ML, Hyman NH, Alverdy JC, Chang EB. Insights into the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis from a murine model of stasis-induced dysbiosis, colonic metaplasia, and genetic susceptibility. American journal of physiology Gastrointestinal and liver physiology. 2016;310(11):G973-88.
44. Meisel M, Mayassi T, Fehlner-Peach H, Koval JC, O’Brien SL, Hinterleitner R, Lesko K, Kim S, Bouziat R, Chen L, Weber CR, Mazmanian SK, Jabri B, Antonopoulos DA. Interleukin-15 promotes intestinal dysbiosis with butyrate deficiency associated with increased susceptibility to colitis. The ISME journal. 2017;11(1):15-30.
45. Roy HK, Turzhitsky V, Wali R, Radosevich AJ, Jovanovic B, Della’Zanna G, Umar A, Rubin DT, Goldberg MJ, Bianchi L, De La Cruz M, Bogojevic A, Helenowski IB, Rodriguez L, Chatterton R, Skripkauskas S, Page K, Weber CR, Huang X, Richmond E, Bergan RC, Backman V. Spectral biomarkers for chemoprevention of colonic neoplasia: a placebo-controlled double-blinded trial with aspirin. Gut. 2017;66(2):285-92.
46. Weber CR, Turner JR. Dynamic modeling of the tight junction pore pathway. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2017;1397(1):209-18.
47. Yang XH, Nadadur RD, Hilvering CR, Bianchi V, Werner M, Mazurek SR, Gadek M, Shen KM, Goldman JA, Tyan L, Bekeny J, Hall JM, Lee N, Perez-Cervantes C, Burnicka-Turek O, Poss KD, Weber CR, de Laat W, Ruthenburg AJ, Moskowitz IP. Transcription-factor-dependent enhancer transcription defines a gene regulatory network for cardiac rhythm. eLife. 2017;6.
48. Christensen B, Colman RJ, Micic D, Gibson PR, Goeppinger SR, Yarur A, Weber CR, Cohen RD, Rubin DT. Vedolizumab as Induction and Maintenance for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: 12-month Effectiveness and Safety. Inflammatory bowel diseases. 2018;24(4):849-60.
49. Christensen B, Gibson P, Micic D, Colman RJ, Goeppinger SR, Kassim O, Yarur A, Weber CR, Cohen RD, Rubin DT. Safety and Efficacy of Combination Treatment With Calcineurin Inhibitors and Vedolizumab in Patients With Refractory Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2018.
50. Krugliak Cleveland N, Rubin DT, Hart J, Weber CR, Meckel K, Tran AL, Aelvoet AS, Pan I, Gonsalves A, Gaetano JN, Williams KM, Wroblewski K, Jabri B, Pekow J. Patients With Ulcerative Colitis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Frequently Have Subclinical Inflammation in the Proximal Colon. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2018;16(1):68-74.
51. Meisel M, Hinterleitner R, Pacis A, Chen L, Earley ZM, Mayassi T, Pierre JF, Ernest JD, Galipeau HJ, Thuille N, Bouziat R, Buscarlet M, Ringus DL, Wang Y, Li Y, Dinh V, Kim SM, McDonald BD, Zurenski MA, Musch MW, Furtado GC, Lira SA, Baier G, Chang EB, Eren AM, Weber CR, Busque L, Godley LA, Verdu EF, Barreiro LB, Jabri B. Microbial signals drive pre-leukaemic myeloproliferation in a Tet2-deficient host. Nature. 2018;557(7706):580-4.
52. Overstreet AM, LaTorre DL, Abernathy-Close L, Murphy SF, Rhee L, Boger AM, Adlaka KR, Iverson AM, Bakke DS, Weber CR, Boone DL. The JAK inhibitor ruxolitinib reduces inflammation in an ILC3-independent model of innate immune colitis. Mucosal immunology. 2018;11(5):1454-65.
53. Pitroda SP, Khodarev NN, Huang L, Uppal A, Wightman SC, Ganai S, Joseph N, Pitt J, Brown M, Forde M, Mangold K, Xue L, Weber CR, Segal JP, Kadri S, Stack ME, Khan S, Paty P, Kaul K, Andrade J, White KP, Talamonti M, Posner MC, Hellman S, Weichselbaum RR. Integrated molecular subtyping defines a curable oligometastatic state in colorectal liver metastasis. Nature communications. 2018;9(1):1793.
54. Samanta P, Wang Y, Fuladi S, Zou J, Li Y, Shen L, Weber CR, Khalili-Araghi F. Molecular determination of claudin-15 organization and channel selectivity. The Journal of general physiology. 2018;150(7):949-68.
55. Sofia MA, Ciorba MA, Meckel K, Lim CK, Guillemin GJ, Weber CR, Bissonnette M, Pekow JR. christensen Metabolism through the Kynurenine Pathway is Associated with Endoscopic Inflammation in Ulcerative Colitis. Inflammatory bowel diseases. 2018;24(7):1471-80.
56. Uraizee I, Hart J, Waxman I, Weber CR, Setia N. Unusual gastric subepithelial tumor: primary mixed acinar-endocrine neoplasm in an anemic woman. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2018;87(5):1355-6.
57. Wali RK, Bianchi L, Kupfer S, De La Cruz M, Jovanovic B, Weber CR, Goldberg MJ, Rodriguez LM, Bergan R, Rubin D, Tull MB, Richmond E, Parker B, Khan S, Roy HK. Prevention of colonic neoplasia with polyethylene glycol: A short term randomized placebo-controlled double-blinded trial. PloS one. 2018;13(4):e0193544.
58. Wang Y, Li Y, Zou J, Polster SP, Lightle R, Moore T, Dimaano M, He TC, Weber CR, Awad IA, Shen L. The cerebral cavernous malformation disease causing gene KRIT1 participates in intestinal epithelial barrier maintenance and regulation. FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 2018:fj201800343R.
59. Romero-Calvo I, Weber CR, Ray M, Brown M, Kirby K, Nandi RK, Long TM, Sparrow SM, Ugolkov A, Qiang W, Zhang Y, Brunetti T, Kindler H, Segal JP, Rzhetsky A, Mazar AP, Buschmann MM, Weichselbaum R, Roggin K, White KP. Human Organoids Share Structural and Genetic Features with Primary Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Tumors. Molecular cancer research : MCR. 2018.

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