The Exercise and Gastrointestinal Health Laboratory is primarily focused on the microbiome, intestinal integrity and inflammation. Exercise can mediate systemic inflammation by enhancing intestinal integrity and favorably altering the gut microbes. The lab uses mouse models to determine the extent to which the microbes change in response to exercise. Research looks at how this protects the intestinal lining and down-regulates systemic inflammation to promote health and combat disease.
Directed by Sara Campbell, Ph.D.