Dr. Guillaume de Lartigue will be visiting on October 2nd, 2018.  Dr. de Lartigue is an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. His lab studies gut to brain signaling of the vagus nerve in the control of food intake. Our current focus is on developing new tools to selectively target vagal afferent neurons that innervate the gut and applying these tools in models of diet-induced obesity. The overall goal is to determine whether manipulating vagal gut-brain signaling can be a viable treatment of obesity. See his work here.

Join us on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018. 4PM in CARL208.

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In late 2014, Duke University scientists Dave D’Alessio, Rodger Liddle, and Diego Bohórquez got together to share data and to talk gut-brain science. Little did they know, this meeting would give birth to GASTRoNAUTS – a focused group of researchers passionate about gut-brain matters.

We are endocrinologists, engineers, gastroenterologists, immunologists, microbiologists, neurologists, neurobiologists, neuroengineers, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, patients, and above all we care about gut-brain matters. From food to mood, we are always thinking about how to tap into the gut to improve human health and the world we live in.

Our mantra is where the gut meets the brain. Do you like this intersection? Cheer us on. Would you like to accelerate our research? Funding is the way. Should you find yourself resonating with our mantra, join us. Together we can create knowledge that may enable us to treat the brain from the gut.


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