Derek McKay

Director and Full Member

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

Professor

Physiology & Pharmacology

BSc, PhD

The Queen’s University of Belfast


Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.220.7361

Location

Office : HSC1877

Preferred method of communication

Administrative Assistant:
Jennifer McCarty
Email: jdmccart@ucalgary.ca  
Phone: 403.220.3719


Research and teaching

Research Activities

My lab focuses on the regulation of intestinal forma and function in health and disease, with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease. We use appropriate models including a helminth parasite to affect mucosal immunity, which is paralleled by assessment of regulatory macrophages to inhibit colitis.


Publications

PubMed


Awards

  • Fellow Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, 2020
  • C.P. Read Mentorship Award, Am. Society Parasitology, 2020
  • Fellow American Association of Physiology, 2020
  • Fellow Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, 2016
  • President, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, 2014-2016
  • Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, 2006-2020