Irene Miguel-Aliaga - EXPeditions

Irene Miguel-Aliaga

Professor of Genetics and Physiology, Imperial College London

I am Professor of Genetics and Physiology at Imperial College London. I study how our internal organs change and affect us.

I am a geneticist and I run the Miguel-Aliaga Laboratory at the Institute of Clinical Sciences at Imperial. My team and I research organ plasticity: how and why organs that we commonly regard as fully-developed change in size or function, in response to environmental or internal challenges, mainly focusing on intestines and their neurons.