The Significance of Gut Bacteria: Microbiome-nervous system interactions in health and disease

Feb. 8, 2018 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

The gut microbiota is emerging as an important modulator of brain function and behavior. Recent discoveries reveal substantial effects of the intestinal flora on neurophysiology, neurogenesis, blood brain barrier permeability, neuroimmunity, brain gene expression and animal behavior. To better understand these emergent findings, my lab and others are mining human intestinal flora to further investigate the impact of the microbiota-immune system interactions on neurodevelopment, and examine the interface between gene-environment interactions in neurological diseases. 

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