The Gastrointestinal Research Group (GIRG)

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

Most members of GIRG are involved with laboratory based research, while others perform clinical research. There are some faculty members of GIRG who are involved with both laboratory and clinical research.

The laboratories of GIRG are located on the first floor of the Health Sciences Centre of the Faculty of Medicine, which is adjacent to the Foothills Medical Centre.

GIRG Group Chair

Dr. Derek McKay
Chair, Gastrointestinal Research Group
E-mail: dmckay@ucalgary.ca

Jennifer McCarty
Administrative Assistant
E-mail: jdmccart@ucalgary.ca
403.220.3719

GIRG Group

  • Dr. Christopher Andrews 
    Department of Medicine
  • Dr. Herman Barkema 
    Department of Production Animal Health (Head); Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Paul Beck 
    Department of Medicine
  • Dr. Kris Chadee 
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases
  • Dr. Prasanth Chelikani 
    Department of Production Animal Health; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Carla Coffin
    Departments of Medicine and Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases
  • Dr. Subrata Ghosh 
    Department of Medicine (Head)
  • Dr. Simon Hirota
    Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
  • Dr. Gilaad Kaplan 
    Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences
  • Dr. Samuel Lee 
    Department of Medicine
  • Dr. Justin MacDonald 
    Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Dr. Wallace MacNaughton 
    Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
  • Dr. Donna-Marie McCafferty 
    Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
  • Dr. Derek McKay 
    Research Group Chair, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
  • Dr. Robert Myers 
    Department of Medicine
  • Dr. Remo Panaccione 
    Department of Medicine
  • Dr. Kevin Rioux 
    Departments of Medicine and Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases
  • Dr. Keith Sharkey 
    Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology and Medicine
  • Dr. David Sigalet 
    Department of Surgery
  • Dr. Mark Swain 
    Department of Medicine