Nicholas Baidoo
20222023

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Personal profile

Qualifications

BSc

MSc

Doctor of Philosophy

FIBMS

Research interests

Advanced age is associated with an increased incidence of lower gastrointestinal disorders. Among these, chronic constipation is more prevalent in the older population ( ≥ 65 years) for both men and women. Others include faecal impaction and incontinence leading to long term hospitals often reported in the elderly community or those in the residential care home. The physiological changes in gut function during ageing are well known, but the structural or cellular contribution to these known debilitating disorders in humans has been poorly investigated. 

My primary research interests involve the use of human (ascending and descending) colonic samples in assessing the various cellular and extracellular matrix components vulnerable to age-related changes using a systematic and reproducible approach.

Research projects

Currently, experimenting with the human ascending and descending colon to assess how ageing affects the components of the colon. The findings may provide important data and possible therapeutic pathways to combat age-associated disorders.

Professional affiliations

Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)

Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC- UK)

Teaching

Demonstrator/Teaching Assistant: BSc Biomedical Science Year 1: Introduction to the module, basic microscopy, Tissue preservation; H&E staining and Histology I Epithelial Cells; Histology I and II connective tissue including collagen; Histology III Muscle and compact bone and organ Histology.

Demonstrator/Teaching Assistant: BSc Biomedical Science Year 3: Histopathology: Structure-function relationship in pathological samples I and II

Examination marker for Year 1 Biomedical Science students - University of Roehampton.

External positions

Registered Biomedical Scientist

2004 → …

Keywords

  • RB Pathology
  • Histopathology
  • Neuroscience
  • Biomedical science
  • QM Human anatomy
  • Human Gastrointestinal tract
  • Ageing
  • Enteric nervous system
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Histochemistry
  • Intestinal collagen
  • Gut motility
  • Brain-gut axis
  • Enteric degeneration