Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal Research Group (GIRG)

The Gastrointestinal Research Group (GIRG) at UCalgary's Snyder Institute is a multi-disciplinary group comprised of 34 faculty members from various basic science and clinical departments in the Cumming School of Medicine, which include the Departments of Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Physiology & Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Medicine and Community Health Sciences, as well as the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

The members of GIRG are involved with both basic science (bench laboratory), translational and clinical research related to all aspects of Gastrointestinal and Liver Health.

Most laboratories of GIRG members 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. Carla Coffin, MD, FRCPC 
Chair, Gastrointestinal Research Group
E-mail: cscoffin@ucalgary.ca

Pauline Nkathazo
Administrative Assistant
E-mail: pauline.nkathazo@ucalgary.ca 
403.220.3719

 

GIRG Group

Research Success Stories

GIRG 1

Microbiome discovery open new doors to development of treatments for gastrointes

GIRG 2

Snyder researchers investigate immunotherapy to improve patient quality of life

GIRG 3

UCalgary researchers advances in understanding of inflammatory bowel disease