Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1
Phone: (403) 220-7967 Fax: (403) 283-3840
The lymphatic system is composed of a dense network of lymphatic vessels, which plays a vital role in physiological processes such as tissue fluid homeostasis and transport of antigens and immune cells to and from lymphoid tissue. These two functions are critically important during inflammation to minimize the associated edema and initiate the immune response. My research program is focused on the physiology of lymphatic vessels and mechanisms related to the propulsion of lymph and alteration of these functions during inflammation. Investigations are articulated around four major axes:
Mechanisms of generation and modulation of lymphatic pumping.
Basis of mechanical stimulation of lymphatic pumping.
Chemical communication between lymphatic vessels and neighbouring tissues and cells.
Lymphatic vessel functions in animal models of inflammation.
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