Genelle Healey

Project Description

We aim to determine whether an exclusive enteral formula containing fibre and higher dose vitamin D leads to enhanced mucosal healing, reduced inflammation and more pronounced gut microbiota changes when compared to standard exclusive enteral formula (which contains no fibre and a low amount of vitamin D) and normal chow in a mouse model of colitis.  

Research Classification

Research Interests

Immunology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Gut microbiota

Research Methodology

Next-generation sequencing
qPCR- bacterial enumeration and cytokine production
Animal models of colitis

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine