Award for Senior Investigator in Basic Science
Dr. Blackshaw is Professor of Enteric Neuroscience at Queen Mary University of London.
He has led a number of fundamental studies, examining subjects such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and gastrointestinal sensory mechanisms in tissue.
His work has identified new classes of sensory nerves and demonstrated important therapeutic roles for receptors on these neurons.
He has identified the role of specific genes in motor and sensory function in the GI tract. His work also looks at the ways in which sensory information is processed in the central nervous system.
Basic Science is the fundamental approach to understanding how systems work. Basic science research takes place in the laboratory and often involves the study of molecules and cells.
Where is Dr. Ashley Blackshaw Now?
As a part of the 2021 anniversary events, IFFGD created the “Where Are They Now?” interview series designed to allow the gastrointestinal community to reconnect with past IFFGD Research Award winners. We conducted over 30 interviews virtually, to learn about the journey our research winners took and what current research topics they might be working on today. To find out where research award winner Ashley Blackshaw is today watch their interview here.