Dr Karen Wright

Lecturer

Research Overview

Dr Wright's research spans the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the cannabinoid system in gastrointestinal epithelium to the translational aspects of realising the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in diseases such as Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and colorectal cancer. Existing projects include intestinal barrier and permeability studies.

She is currently developing a new model of intestinal tissue culture that takes into account physiological levels of oxygen and energy sources, in partnership with GI physicians, surgeons and pathologists at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and involves patients and human volunteers.

MSI: Feasibility of developing light emitting wound care dressing
01/08/2018 → 31/03/2020
Research

NWCR Summer Studentships 2018 and 2019
01/07/2018 → 30/09/2019
Research

Proximity to Discover: Industry Engagement for Impact
31/03/2018 → 30/11/2019
Research

Cannabis-derived Medicines
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Realist Inquiry: What works, for whom, how and in what contexts?
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Biomaterials and Health Materials Symposium
Participation in conference

Meeting with Advanced Medical Solutions
Types of Business and Community - Hosting of external, non-academic visitor

Medical Cannabis Research Symposium
Participation in conference

Healthcare and Innovation Expo 2019
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

International Cannabinoid Research Society Symposium on the Cannabinoids
Participation in conference

Prof Dame Sue Black In Conversation with Grizedale College Principal
Other

BLS-CHICAS Shindig
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Meeting with Exgen Naturals
Types of Business and Community - Hosting of external, non-academic visitor

Meeting with Advanced Medical Solutions
Types of Business and Community - Hosting of external, non-academic visitor