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.