The Sharkey Laboratory
Dr. Keith Sharkey
Professor Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
Interim Director of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute
My laboratory studies the nervous system of the gastrointestinal tract in health and disease. Our major focus is the role of nerves in intestinal inflammation. This research is applicable to the important conditions of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Our other focuses include the intrinsic primary afferent neurons and enteroendocrine cells in inflammatory bowel disease, the role of cannabinoids in the control of emesis, and the neurobiology of obesity.
Welcome to our lab and feel free to contact us if you want to learn more, or even better, join our team.