Dr Karen Wright


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

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

Proximity to Discover: Industry Engagement for Impact
31/03/2018 → 30/09/2019

Meeting with Advanced Medical Solutions
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