Simon Hirota

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Precision Medicine & Disease Mechanisms Program

Associate Professor

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Associate Professor

Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Disease

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Contact information


Office : HSC1845



  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Fibrosis
  • Host-microbe interactions
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Organoids

Research Summary

Our research team uses tissues from patients to generate intestinal organoids, so-called "mini-guts" to study intestinal diseases and design personalized medicine tools for the treatment and management of cystic fibrosis.