Lecturer in Biomedical and Life Sciences, Lancaster University

Dr Wright's research spans the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the cannabinoid system in gastrointestinal epithelium to the translational aspects of realising the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in diseases such as Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and colorectal cancer. Existing projects include intestinal barrier and permeability studies.

She is currently developing a new model of intestinal tissue culture that takes into account physiological levels of oxygen and energy sources, in partnership with GI physicians, surgeons and pathologists at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and involves patients and human volunteers.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Biomedical and Life Sciences, Lancaster University

Education

  • 1999 
    University of Bath, PhD Pharmacology
  • 1995 
    University of Bath, BSc Hon Biology