About the Program

The Enteric Neuroscience Program at Mayo Clinic brings together a diverse group of highly skilled researchers and clinicians focused on better understanding the enteric nervous system. Investigators work collaboratively within the program and with researchers across and external to Mayo Clinic to study the mechanisms of gastrointestinal function in health and disease and to develop new treatments for gastrointestinal diseases and conditions.

Research in the Enteric Neuroscience Program is aimed at finding better treatment options for patients with gastrointestinal disorders such as:

  • Chronic constipation
  • Clostridium difficile infection
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diabetic gastroparesis
  • Enteric neuropathies
  • Functional dyspepsia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Ulcerative colitis

Through basic science research, translational studies and clinical trials, the collaborative research of the Enteric Neuroscience Program drives advances in gastrointestinal health, promoting an improved understanding of the enteric nervous system and novel treatment options for patients with gastrointestinal disease.