Dr. Farrugia's Cellular and Molecular Physiology of Gastrointestinal Disorders Laboratory is fully equipped for a wide range of studies, including:

  • Single-cell physiology, molecular analyses and next-generation sequencing
  • In vivo and in vitro motility assays
  • Whole-tissue, single-cell and single-channel electrophysiology
  • Fixed-cell and live-cell imaging
  • Analyses of gastric emptying of solids in animal models
  • Cell and organotypic cultures

Additionally, the lab has access to extensive cores, services, and shared facilities and resources that support research at Mayo Clinic, including:

These cores include support for genome, transcriptome and proteome analysis; equipment for total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy, flow cytometry and cell sorting; biostatistics and bioinformatics; and more.

Additional facilities information is available on the Mayo Clinic intranet (must be logged in to the Mayo Clinic network).