The Garman laboratory focuses on injury, repair, and cancer development in the gastrointestinal tract. We perform translational research with the goal of improving gastrointestinal health.
Our laboratory work is based in observations from human clinical research. We use databases of esophageal and colon disease to learn more about clinical risk factors for disease. We also use pathology samples of tumors to study the gastrointestinal tract in different states: healthy, inflamed or damaged, and with cancer.
We use atypical models to study esophageal injury and repair.
In order to better understand pathways involved in esophageal damage and repair, we use cell culture models, including 3D organotypic models.