Student working on a research project.

Control Of Fluid Secretion Into The Intestinal Tract

Salivary glands and the pancreas produce a bicarbonate (baking soda) rich solution that aids digestion by promoting the secretion of active digestive enzymes and providing fluid to aid digestive transit. SLC4 and SLC26 family bicarbonate transporters move bicarbonate from the blood into salivary/pancreatic cells (SLC4) and from the cells into the salivary/pancreatic ducts (SLC26). We will investigate whether cellular mechanisms that stimulate SLC4 protein also control SLC26 proteins, thereby providing a level of co-ordination.

Research Project Information

Student Skill-Set Needed: Previous lab experience desirable
Compensation: Academic Credit
Available: Fall, Spring


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Mark Parker
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Physiology And Biophysics
Office: Cary Hall 202
Phone: 716-829-3966