- About CURE
Million Mulugeta, DVM, PhD
Professor, Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Mulugeta is the Associate Director for the CURE:DDRC Animal Models Core. Dr. Mulugeta focuses on the role of CRF2 receptors (CRF2R) during stress-related colonic function alterations and visceral pain. His research program tests the hypothesis that CRF2 activation modulates stress-related lower gut mucosal barrier and secretomotor function alterations and stress-related visceral pain responses. Short term goals are identification of colonic cells expressing the CRF2R and its ligand/s and the interaction of CRF2R and CRF1R activation during stress. Long-term goals include defining the cellular and molecular mechanisms that mediate the effects of CRF2R activation on homeostasis of gut function during stress.