Associate Professor, Depts. of Medicine and Physiology
Office Tel: 613 549-6666 ext 6515
My laboratory is interested in learning how interactions between the microbiota, nervous system and the immune system can contribute to symptom generation in inflammatory bowel disease. We also study the regulation of neurogenesis in the enteric nervous system. We study enteric neurons and nociceptive neurons to understand how neuroplasticity can lead to pain and altered function during disease. Our research on neurogenesis focusses on factors that suppress the generation of new neurons in the adult enteric nervous system. Extensive collaborations with clinicians at Kingston General Hospital enables translational work using patient biopsies and microbiota.