Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Unit
Queen's University, Kingston General Hospital
Research: We examine the effects of inflamation on the nerve-smooth muscle relationship of the intestine. We study the structure and function of intestinal innervation, as well as smooth muscle cell physiology. While establishing a better knowledge of physiology then allows investigation of the changes seen in the inflamed intestine, little is known in this area and the studies of normal and inflamed tissue commonly proceed in parallel.