Mark Musch, Ph.D.

APPOINTMENTS

  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine - Section of Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition

EDUCATION

Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 1983
B.A., The College of William and Mary, 1978

CONTACT INFORMATION

The University of Chicago
KCBD 9132
900 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

mmusch@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

Phone: (773) 702-5639

Website (Department of Medicine)

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Dr. Musch’s research focuses on intestinal epithelial physiology. One facet addresses the identification and regulation of transport proteins for electrolytes as well as non-electrolyte solutes. He is particularly interested in identifying proteins which associate with intestinal sodium/hydrogen exchangers. He is also interested in identifying anion exchangers of intestinal Cl absorption and the role of anion exchangers in volume regulation. Another interest is the roles of stress proteins in the intestine as protective agents in intestinal inflammation and damage. The inflammatory as well as environmental cues which regulate their expression are also being investigated.

Research Papers in PubMed