Potential of cell therapy to treat Hirschsprung’s disease


Project Details

Infants born with Hirschsprung's disease lack enteric neurons in the distal bowel. In this project you will examine potential sources of cells to generate enteric neurons for use in cell therapy. Potential sources of enteric neurons will be tested in vivo using a mouse model of Hirschsprung's disease.


  • Professor Heather Young
  • Dr Lincon Stamp

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Group

Young laboratory: Development of the enteric nervous system

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Biomedical Neuroscience, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Anatomy and Neuroscience

Unit / Centre

Young laboratory: Development of the enteric nervous system

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