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Welcome to the Gastrointestinal Research Group (GIRG)

Mission of the Gastrointestinal Research Group


To improve people’s lives through leading-edge, multi-disciplinary research in basic and clinical translational sciences as it relates to the study of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas in health and disease, and to train highly qualified personnel and the next generation of leaders in these disciplines.


Who is GIRG


The Gastrointestinal Research Group (GIRG) is a multi-disciplinary group comprised of 28 full and 7 associate faculty members from a variety of basic science and clincal departments, which include the Department of Microbiology, Immonology & Infectious Diseases, Physiology & Parmacology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Medicine, Community Health Sciences, Pediatrics, Surgery and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Most members of GIRG are involved with laboratory based research, while others perform clinical research.  There are some faculty members of GIRG who are involved with both laboratory and clinical research.

The laboratories of GIRG are located on the first floor of the Health Sciences Centre of the Faculty of Medicine, which is adjacent to the Foothills Medical Centre.