BODY UNDER CROHN'S DISEASE

14.7” x 21.8”  |  8" X 10'"

WATER COLOUR

FATIMA AFAQ, Artist

Biochemistry, Undergraduate

BRIAN K. COOMBES Ph.D.Researcher

Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

Crohn’s disease is a lifelong inflammatory gastrointestinal tract disease with no current cure. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, fever, and tiredness. Alteration to bacteria in gut is somehow involved in initiating the disease. However, the details are not fully understood on how the bacteria or host immune system responds. Dr. Coombes’ lab is studying the influence of adherent-invasive E. coli (AIEC) in Crohn’s disease and how the host responds to AIEC colonies.