Rowena Woode, DVM

Graduate Student

University of Missouri – Columbia (MU)

My primary area of interest is gastrointestinal physiology and pathophysiology. I am currently a member of Dr. Lane Clarke’s laboratory at the University of Missouri, which investigates the gastrointestinal manifestations of the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. Specifically, we are interested in the molecular mechanisms by which cystic fibrosis-causing mutations lead to intestinal barrier dysfunction, inflammation, and increased gastrointestinal cancer risk. My dissertation research investigates the mechanisms by which loss of function of the CFTR anion channel contributes to intestinal barrier dysfunction.