February 2022 — Greg Suh

You are what you (don’t) eat

Dr. Suh is an Associate Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), as well as New York University. His research delves into the innate circuitry that drives our behavior to seek out necessary macronutrients. 

January 2022 — Vassilis Pachnis & Catia Sternini

The gut that heals

Dr. Vassilis Pachnis, M.D., Ph.D., is a Senior Group Leader at the Francis Crick Institute in London. His team is pioneering our understanding of how enteric glia and neurons join their efforts to move the gut forward through development.

Dr. Catia Sternini, M.D., is a Professor of Digestive Diseases at the University of California in Los Angeles. Her group studies how receptors are trafficked in enteric neurons. She was one of the first to describe that the gut has taste receptors.