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Adam Moeser, DVM, PhD


Gastrointestinal Biology and Swine Medicine
Associate Professor

Office: 406, CVM Research Building
Phone: 919.513.0711
Fax: 919.515.3044

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Stress and Gastrointestinal Biology. Stress is an important trigger in the onset and exacerbation of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases of humans and animals. Despite the well-accepted role of stress in GI disease susceptibility, the underlying pathogenic mechanisms remain poorly understood and thus no definitive curative therapies are available. The long-term goal of my research program is to gain a fundamental understanding of the biological mechanisms by which stress impacts the development and clinical severity of important GI diseases. Specifically, our research is focused on the following areas:

• The role and mechanisms of corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) receptors on mast cells in allergic and GI disease

• Stress-induced regulation of intestinal epithelial barrier function

• Neuro-immune interactions in the gut as influenced by early life stress

• Role of mast cells in colitis

• Sex-specific responses in intestinal physiology and mast cell biology

We believe that this work could have important implications in the understanding of stress-
related gut disorders such as allergy/anaphylaxis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and may facilitate the design of novel preventative and treatment strategies for veterinary and human patients suffering from these disorders.

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