Dr Marietta Iacucci MD, PhD

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Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy
Reader in Gastroenterology

Contact details

Address
Institute of Translational of Medicine
Immunology & Immunotherapy
Heritage Building Research & Development
University Hospital Birmingham UK
Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2TT

Qualifications

  • MD
  • PhD

Biography

Marietta Iacucci received her Medical Degree and Gastroenterology trainingfrom the University of Rome “La Sapienza” School of Medicine. She did her PhD at theUniversity of Tor Vergata of Rome, Italy & Imperial College London, UK. She worked as gastroenterology consultant in Italy at S. Camillo Hospital, Rome. She spent two years in London and Cambridge, UK and in Mainz, Germany, Milan, Italy and Tokyo, Japan.

She moved from Italy to the Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Canadaas Clinical Associate Professor of Gastroenterology in 2011. In Canada, she established anadvanced endoscopic platform for IBD and cancer by introducing novel imaging andconfocal endomicroscopy. In August 2016, she joined University of Birmingham as thereader in gastroenterology and honorary consultant.

Her research is focused on advanced endoscopic imaging such as dye, virtual electronic chromoendoscopy and confocal laser endomicroscopy in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease, advanced polypectomy (EMR, ESD) and management of inflammatory bowel disease. She has published many manuscripts and she has been invited to deliver lectures at many international and national conferences endoscopy in IBD and Gastrointestinal cancer.

Teaching

  • Developed teaching programs for Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
  • Delivered advanced endoscopic imaging teaching at the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Chicago
  • Lectured at Mentoring in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Toronto
  • Developed several education and training modules at international level
  • Teaching and training of endoscopy nurses at a national level

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Iacucci supervised several postgraduate trainees at the University of Calgary, Canada.

If you are interested in studying with Dr Iacucci, please contact her on the contact details above, or for any general doctoral research enquiries, please email: dr@contacts.bham.ac.uk or call +44 (0)121 414 5005.

For a full list of available Doctoral Research opportunities, please visit our Doctoral Research programme listings.

Research

Advanced endoscopic technologies such as dye, virtual chromoendoscopy with optical magnification, probe confocal laser endomicroscopy to assess inflammation in IBD and early detection of GI cancer. Novel endoscopic imaging and endoscopic molecular labelling to stratify therapy in gastrointestinal disease.

Developing education training modules using advanced technologies.

Other activities

  • Chair of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology training program accredited "Endoscopy scoring in IBD”
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Training course of Novel endoscopic techniques in IBD Chicago 2014
  • Crohns &Colitis Canada IBD mentoring course "novel endoscopic techniques in IBD", Toronto 2012
  • Crohns &Colitis Canada IBD mentoring course "Cancer surveillance in IBD with novel endoscopic techniques", Toronto 2013
  • Crohns &Colitis Canada IBD mentoring course "Cancer surveillance in IBD with novel endoscopic techniques", Vancouver 2014
  • Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates endoscopy (CSGNA) course "Novel endoscopic techniques: new toys or tools", CSGNA 2013, Banff Canada

Publications

Gasia MF, Ghosh S, Panaccione R, Ferraz JG , Kaplan GG, Leung Y, Novak KL, Seow CH and lacucci M (2016) Targeted Biopsies Identify Larger Proportions of Patients With Colonic  Neoplasia  Undergoing  High­ Definition Colonoscopy, Dye Chromoendoscopy, or Electronic Virtual Chromoendoscopy. Clin Gastroenterc Hepatol 14(5):704-712.e4

lacucci M and Ghosh S (2016) Mucosal healing - How deep is enough? Dig Dis 34(1-2):160-4

Li J, Ueno A, Fort Gasia M, Luider J, Wang T, Hirota C, Jijon HB, Deane M, Tom M, Chan R, Barkema HW, Beck PL, Kaplan GG, Panaccione R, Qian J, lacucci M, Gui X and Ghosh S (2016) Profiles of Lamina Propria T Helper Cell Subsets Discriminate Between Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease. lnflamm Bowel Dis 22(8):1779-92

lacucci M, Poon T, Gui XS and Subrata G (2016) High definition i-SCAN endoscopy with water immersion technique accurately reflects histological severity of celiac disease. Endosc Int Open 4(5):E540-6

lacucci M, Ghosh S and Daperno M (2016) Post-operative Recurrence of Crohn's Disease: There Is More to It than  Meets the Eye. J Crohns Colitis [Epub ahead of print]

Li J, Ueno A, Fort Gasia M, Luider J, Wang T, Hirota C, Jijon HB, Deane M, Tom M, Chan R, Barkema HW, Beck PL, Kaplan GG, Panaccione R, Qian J, lacucci M, Gui X and Ghosh S (2016) Profiles of Lamina Propria T Helper Cell Subsets Discriminate Between Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease. lnflamm Bowel Dis 22(8):1779-92 

Tom MR, Li J, Ueno A, Fort Gasia M, Chan R, Hung DY, Chenoa S, lacucci M. Jijon HB, Kaplan GG, Beck PL, Panaccione R, Barkema HW, Buret AG, Yajnik V and Ghosh S (2016) Novel COB+ T-Cell Subsets Demonstrating Plasticity in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. lnflamm Bowel Dis 22(7):1596-608

Chen W, Lu C, Hirota C, lacucci M, Ghosh S and Gui X (2016) Smooth Muscle Hyperplasia/Hypertrophy is the Most Prominent Histologic Change in Crohn's Fibrostenosing Bowel Strictures - A Semiquantitative Analysi by Using a Novel Histological Grading Scheme. J Crohns Colitis [Epub ahead of print]

lacucci M, Fort Gasia M, Hassan C, Panaccione R, Kaplan GG, Ghosh S and Gui X (2015) Complete mucosal healing defined by endoscopic Mayo subscore still demonstrates abnormalities by novel high definition colonoscopy and refined histological gradings. Endoscopy 47(8):726-34

Fort Gasia M, Ghosh S and lacucci M (2015) Colorectal polyps in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's colitis. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 61(4):215-22

Iacucci M, Uraoka T, Fort Gasia M and Yahagi N (2014) Novel diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for surveillance of dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol 28(7):361-70

lacucci M, Hassan C, Fort Gasia M, Urbanski S, Gui X, Eustace G, Kaplan GG and Panaccione R (2014) Serrated adenoma prevalence in inflammatory bowel disease surveillance colonoscopy, and characteristics revealed by chromoendoscopy and virtual chromoendoscopy. Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol 28(11):589-94