Students: Hailey Vecchiarelli
Type of project: Nutraceutical, Mind and Body, Basic, Translational
Grant Type: PhD
Year of Award: 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Mathew Hill
Institutions Affiliated: University of Calgary
Description: The endocanabinoid signaling system (what Cannabis has effects on) is involved in the generation and regulation of stress responses and emotional behaviours. New evidence has suggested that it might have a role in inflammation as well, making it a potential therapeutic target for conditions such as colitis. This project seeks to explore endocanabinoid signalling as a mediator of stress behaviours and inflammation and evaluate the possibility of using cananinoids (both endogenous and exogenous) to treat the dysfunctions of these processes in a mouse model of colitis.