Abi Belai

Abi Belai

Dr, PhD in Neuroscience; MSc in Neuroscince, BSc in Pharmacology and Biochemistry

  • 150 Parkstead House, Whitelands

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Enteric nervous system in health and disease

1985 …2023

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Research interests

  • Autonomic Neuroscience specializing in the Enteric Nervous System
  • Role of Enteric Glial Cells in Health and Disease
  • Neuroimmune interactions in health and disease (especially IBD and IBS)
  • The peripheral (local) effect of leptin, and ghrelin in the regulation of obesity.
  • The role of cytokine receptors and glial cells and mesentry adiposites in health and disease
  • Cell Biology of Cancer

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience, PhD, Effect of Diabetes on the Enteric Nervous System (ENS)

Award Date: 11 Sept 1989

External positions

HERAG member, HE/UUK Advisory Group

2014 → …