Researcher

Associate Professor Paul Page Bertrand

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The neuronal basis of gastrointestinal disease

Research Interests:
The goal of my research is to understand the neuronal basis of functional bowel diseases with an emphasis on the compounds ATP and serotonin (5-HT) and the roles they play in neurotransmission and sensory transduction. My laboratory focuses on the neurophysiology of the gastrointestinal tract using electrophysiological and electrochemical methods.  We are part of the...view more

The neuronal basis of gastrointestinal disease

Research Interests:
The goal of my research is to understand the neuronal basis of functional bowel diseases with an emphasis on the compounds ATP and serotonin (5-HT) and the roles they play in neurotransmission and sensory transduction. My laboratory focuses on the neurophysiology of the gastrointestinal tract using electrophysiological and electrochemical methods.  We are part of the Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology research group within the School of Medical Sciences.

Broad Research Areas:
Neuroscience, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Physiology, Pharmacology, Obesity

Qualifications:
BSc (MSU) Zoology (Neurophysiology), PhD (MSU) Pharmacology & Toxicology

Specific Research Keywords:
Electrophysiology, Electrochemistry, ATP, Sensory Mechanisms, Synaptic Transmission, Enteric Nervous System, Serotonin, Gastrointestinal tract.

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Society for Neuroscience, Australian Neuroscience Society, American Physiological Society, National Association of Research Fellows, American Gastroenterological Association, European Motility Society, American Motility Society, Serotonin Club, Australian Physiological Society, Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists.


My Expertise

Able to comment on the neural and endocrine control of the gastrointestinal tract. Keywords: Enteric nervous system, Intestinal motility, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Obesity, Peripheral neuroscience, Neurotransmitters, Synaptic transmission.

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Location

School of Medical Sciences
Department of Physiology
Wallace Wurth Bldg

Contact

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