My research program is focused on elucidating the pathophysiologic mechanisms driving stress-induced gastrointestinal and immune disorders.
Current questions we are asking in our research include:
- What are the mechanisms linking early life adversity and development of brain-gut axis disorders?
- What are the neuro-immune signaling pathways modulating gut and brain mast cell biology and animal behavior (Collaborations with Robison and Mazei-Robison Labs)
- How does biological sex determine the vulnerability to stress-related GI and immunological diseases? (Collaborations with Jordan Lab)