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Dr Lesley Houghton (PhD, C.Biol. F.S.B.) - personal details

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Dr Lesley Houghton

Role: Honorary Professor

Tel: +00 1 (904) 953 6319


Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
Davis 672E-10,
Mayo Clinic, Florida,
4500 San Pablo Road,
Florida, 32224,
Sec (904) 953 6319
Cell(904) 608 8699

Telephone: + 001 (904) 608 8699 (cell (US mobile))




Lesley A Houghton is a Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Florida, USA and an Honorary Reader at the University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant at the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, UK.  She graduated with a special honors degree in Biochemistry and Physiology at the University of Sheffield (1983), and following a period of research at the University of Adelaide, South Australia gained a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield (1988).  At national level Dr Houghton serves as Chairperson of the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Section of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) (2007-present), and is a member of BSG Committee for the development of evidence based guidelines on Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  At an international level, she is an Associate Editor of the peer review journal Frontiers in Gastrointestinal Pharmacology, a member of the Editorial Board of the peer review journals 'Gut',  'Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology' and 'World Journal of Gastroenterology', a Council and Executive Member of the Functional Brain Gut Research Group (2006-2008), member of the management committee for the international peer-review journal Neurogastroenterology and Motility (2006-present) and member of the International Rome III Working Team to develop criteria for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.  She is an advisor and serves on speaker bureaus to a number of pharmaceutical companies, a Fellow of the Society of Biology , member of a number of societies, including the American Gastroenterological Association, Physiological Society, European Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, and reviewer for a number of international journals, The Wellcome Trust and MRC in the UK and NIH and Rome Foundation in the USA.