Yasmin Nasser

Clinical Assistant Professor


Full Member

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

BSc (Hons)



University of Calgary

FRCPC (Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology)

Contact information


Office: 403.592.5016


Office : HSC1667

Preferred method of communication

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

Research and teaching

Research Activities

My laboratory is interested in the role of the microbiome in chronic visceral and somatic pain. This pertains to disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Over twenty percent of patients with IBD continue to experience chronic abdominal pain despite achieving mucosal healing on endoscopy. Chronic abdominal pain is a devastating symptom, resulting in high levels of anxiety, depression and poor quality of life in IBD patients. Unfortunately, effective treatments for chronic pain are limited. At present, it is estimated that 5-25% of IBD outpatients are on chronic narcotic therapy, which is not only ineffectual but can worsen abdominal pain and increase the risk of death. Our overall goal is to develop innovative approaches to the treatment of chronic pain in IBD, thus improving quality of life and preventing the use of chronic narcotic therapy.




  • Rising Star Award, Crohn’s Colitis Canada (2020)
  • Associate Dean’s Letter of Excellence for Clinical Core (2019, 2020)
  • Bronze award for Teaching (2019, 2020)
  • Koopmans Memorial Research Fund Award (Jan 2019 -Jan 2020)