Section for Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Stord Helse-Fonna Hospital, Norway.
Doris Gundersen is the Head of Research in Helse Fonna, which is a region on the west coast of Norway consisting of four hospitals. She completed her PhD in 1991 at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City in the field of epithelial polarity. She then moved to Switzerland and was employed as a researcher in the laboratory of the CPO (Centre Plurudisciplinaire D‘Oncologie) at ISREC. Her research was focused on the interaction between T-lymphocytes and tenascin-C. She published several papers in this area. Currently, she is engaged in developing clinical research in Helse-Fonna. In the last few years she has also been involved in research projects dealing with a biological approach to irritable bowel syndrome, and has several publications in this field.