Hayley Gorman

PhD Student, Dr. Kris Chadee, Dept. of MIID, Cumming School of Medicine

University of Calgary

Host-Parasite Interactions

BSc - Joint Advanced Major in Biology and Psychology

St. Francis Xavier University

Emergency Medical Responder Certification


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Hayley is a PhD student working under the supervision of Dr. Kris Chadee in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases, Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases in the Cumming School of Medicine.  She started her program in January 2017. Hayley received a BSc from St. Francis Xavier University (Joint Advanced Major in Biology and Psychology) and also an Emergency Medical Responder Certification from SAIT.

Hayley’s project is titled “The Role of Goblet Cell Innate Defense Proteins in Mucosal Homeostasis. My study aims to elucidate the effects of various goblet cell proteins on mucus and its protective role in the colon against infectious disease and inflammatory disorders."


Gorman, H., and Chadee, K. 2018.  Entamoeba histolytica: pathogenesis and host response. In Encyclopedia of Microbiology (4th Edition): pathogenesis and host response to infection.  Elsevier Publisher (in press).”


Outstanding Oral Presentation at Research Topics at CDDW in 2018

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Student Research Prize for abstract for CDDW 2019