Welcome to Gastronauts a global community of scientists that are interested in gut-brain matters.

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Now in its second season, our podcast has over 3000 plays and more than 100 subscribers. These 30-minute conversations highlight the choices, philosophies, and underlying drive of humans devoted to the discovery of gut-brain matters.

In this upcoming season we welcome Reem Hasnah as a new cohost. Reem is a graduate student in the Biomedical Sciences at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar. She joins our current host Peter Weng and sound editor Meredith Schmehl. Peter and Meredith are both graduate students in Neurobiology at Duke University.

We were excited to hear from several of you that episodes have been useful in your classrooms! We enjoy hearing from you, so please continue to share.

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This year’s symposium was re-scheduled to May 11-13, 2021. It will be a Global Virtual Event hosted in six cities around the world. Our organizing committee is extremely grateful to the 30 speakers and over 100 attendees who have been flexible and generous in accommodating the schedule change. If you or someone you know would like to join us:

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