Morag is a physiologist whose research focuses on epithelial ion transport in both health and disease. She carried out her undergraduate studies in Biomedical Sciences – Physiology at the University of Aberdeen and trained as an electrophysiologist during her doctoral studies in Dundee. Her postdoctoral career has involved research positions at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Durham University and the University of Edinburgh. She has held two personal fellowships: an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship in Erlangen and a Kidney Research UK Intermediate Fellowship most recently in Edinburgh. Her research has spanned multiple systems: from ion-coupled nutrient absorption in the intestine, to the maintenance of the air-liquid interface within the airways, and more recently studying the renal contribution to blood pressure control through regulated sodium and fluid balance. Her research combines electrophysiological methods to study epithelial ion channel activity with an array of molecular methods to understand regulated/dysregulated epithelial transport processes.
- Epithelial ion and solute transport
- Protein trafficking within polarised epithelial cells
- Transcriptomic profiling of hormone-induced targets
- CRISPR-Cas9 gene targeting in epithelial monolayers
- Developing methods to assess corticosteroid movement in polarised epithelia