Elaine Hsiao, Ph.D.De Logi Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Director, UCLA Goodman-Luskin Center, University of California, Los Angeles
Presidential Lectures are free public colloquia centered on four main themes: Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Neuroscience and Autism Science. These curated, high-level scientific talks feature leading scientists and mathematicians and are intended to foster discourse and drive discovery among the broader NYC-area research community. We invite those interested in the topic to join us for this weekly lecture series.
Mammals have coevolved with a vast, diverse community of symbiotic microorganisms that profoundly influence host biology, including brain function and behavior. While many findings now support the existence of a microbiome-gut-brain axis, exactly how gut microbes interact with the nervous system to influence a variety of complex behaviors remains poorly understood.
In this talk, Elaine Hsiao will discuss recent discoveries that reveal biological pathways for communication between the gut microbiota and the brain.