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The Diversity in Biology Speaker Series: The Microbiome, Chronic Abdominal Pain and IBD
April 14 at 11:45 am - 1:15 pmFree
The Diversity in Biology Speaker Series invites you to attend a talk with Dr. Yasmin Nasser.
Dr. Nasser will touch on recognizing the burden of chronic pain in the absence of inflammation in Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). She will explore how microbial manipulation models the development of visceral pain in a mouse model of IBD.
She will then demonstrate that microbial derived soluble products are able to sensitize pain-sensing neurons.
This event will start promptly at 11:45 am.
About the Speaker
Dr. Yasmin Nasser is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and a clinician-scientist in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She is a member of the Gastrointestinal Research Group and of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Disease. She completed her MD/PhD (Enteric Neurobiology) in 2008, medical residency at the University of British Columbia, and gastroenterology fellowship training at the University of Calgary.
She went on to complete both an advanced fellowship in Clinical GI Motility, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Vanner at Queen’s University, where she studied basic mechanisms of visceral pain and hypersensitivity.