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Karen U., Ph.D.

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Karen received her Ph.D. in pharmacology and physiology from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is currently a faculty member in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School. Karen's expertise includes smooth muscle biology, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular physiology, fluid balance, and signal transduction in smooth muscle cells. Her current research interests are in the area of gastrointestinal motility disorders in trauma models. Karen has over 20 years of experience in writing and editing for scientific journals and grant applications.