GI Motility and Neurogastroenterology Research
The GI Motility and Neurogastroenterology Unit at Indiana University School of Medicine is engaged in clinical, translational and device research.
Translational research is focused on improving health outcomes by applying biological sciences and clinical trial techniques to critical health care issues. This research takes place on several fronts. Researchers are working to map the stomach’s neural circuitry for stimulation; investigating the smooth muscle cell signaling pathway in patients with gastroparesis and small bowel dysmotility; using non-invasive vagal nerve testing to monitor the effects of gastric electrical stimulation and exploring sequencing of small bowel microbiomes.
This team of investigators conduct safe and efficient research by putting patient needs first. Faculty dedicate time to educating patients on every aspect of research, from insurance coverage to side effects and time commitments.
The GI Motility and Neurogastroenterology Unit is conducting collaborative research with the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at Indiana University School of Medicine and with the Center of Implantable Devices at the Purdue University School of Biomedical Engineering.