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Jan D. Huizinga, PhD

Jan D. Huizinga, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine

Email: huizinga@mcmaster.ca

  • Physiology and pharmacology of gastrointestinal motility
  • Cellular and molecular basis of peristalsis and mixing motor patterns
  • Effects of inflammation and gut bacteria on motility

Focus

  • Electrophysiology of gut pacemaker cells
  • Effect of probiotics and nutrients on gut motility control
  • Pathophysiology of gut motor disorders
  • Interactions between gut pacemaker cells and the enteric nervous system
  • In vivo and ex vivo measurements of motility

Project 1 CIHR, 2010-2015
Title: Role of interstitial cells of Cajal in control of gastrointestinal motility

Project 2 NSERC 2010-2011
Title: Potassium channels and ICC excitability

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