Research Groups

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The Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases focuses on six major research areas.


Airways Inflammation Group (AIRG)

The Airways Inflammation Group at UCalgary's Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases is involved in numerous research areas targeting aspects of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD) for which current therapies are less than ideal.

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Bacterial Pathogenesis Research Group (BPRG)

The Bacterial Pathogenesis Research Group (BPRG) is a research and educational group in the Emerging Infectious Disease theme of the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at UCalgary's Snyder Institute. The BPRG is comprised of scientists whose teams work to understand molecular mechanisms of bacterial diseases and develop vaccines or therapeutic targets for disease intervention.

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Immunology Research Group (IRG)

The vision of the IRG research group at UCalgary's Snyder Institute is to enrich society through discoveries in immunology. Our goal is to create a vigorous and dynamic research community that provides outstanding training to the next generation of immunology researchers.

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Inflammation Research Network (IRN)

The Inflammation Research Network (IRN) is a group of basic and clinical investigators at UCalgary's Snyder Institute at the Cumming School of Medicine and in the Faculty of Science. The group spans a number of disciplines and covers all aspects of molecular to clinical research, all with a common focus on inflammatory disease.

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Precision Medicine in Nephrology Program

The Precision Medicine in Nephrology Research Program (PMNP) is comprised of researchers and clinicians at the Snyder Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary who share common interests in understanding the molecular and genetic mechanisms of kidney disease to define disease specific biomarkers, develop advanced diagnostic testing and targeted treatments for patients with kidney disease. 

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The Gastrointestinal Research Group (GIRG)

The Gastrointestinal Research Group (GIRG) at UCalgary's Snyder Institute is a multi-disciplinary group comprised of 28 full and 7 associate faculty members from a variety of basic science and clinical departments, which include the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Physiology & Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Medicine, Community Health Sciences, Pediatrics, Surgery and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

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