Gastrointestinal Research Group
Immunology Research Group
Inflammation Research Network


The Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

Mission: Lead discoveries for a more peaceful and longer existence for chronic disease sufferers, by using the diversity of our researchers to attack diseases from every angle. 

The Snyder Institute focuses on improving the lives of those suffering from chronic diseases through multiple research innovations. Snyder is divided into 6 specialized research groups, of which 3 are highly associated with the Calgary Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology:

  • Gastrointestinal Research Group (GIRG): GIRG's mission is to improve people’s lives through leading-edge, multi-disciplinary research in basic and clinical translational sciences as it relates to the study of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas in health and disease, and to train highly qualified personnel and the next generation of leaders in these disciplines.  
  • Immunology Research Group (IRG): IRG aims to create a vigorous and dynamic research community that provides outstanding training to the next generation of immunology researchers. It focuses on two main research themes within immunology: "developments and physiology of cells of the immune system" and "host response and the inflammatory process". 
  • Inflammation Research Network (IRN)The IRN is a multidisciplinary group covering all aspects of clinical and molecular research with a common focus on inflammatory diseases. The group also provides specialized training for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral fellows.


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