Save the date for GASTRoNAUTS: A Symposium on Gut-brain Matters, which will be held Fri., Sept. 9 from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center.
The mind-viscera connection has fascinated scientists for centuries, but its molecular underpinnings has remained largely unexplored. Tapping into this dialogue hopes to help solve common health challenges of modern society such as obesity, diabetes, anorexia, autism, and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's disease. This symposium is a gathering aimed at sparking a scientific debate about the future of gut-brain biology.
The symposium is sponsored by the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Duke School of Medicine, Duke Division of Gastroenterology, Duke Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke Division of Endocrinology, Center for the Genomics of Microbial Systems at Duke, and Duke Department of Neurobiology.
The planning committee includes Diego Bohórquez (Gastroenterology and Neurobiology), John Rawls (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology), Rodger Liddle (Gastroenterology), Dave D'Alessio (Endocrinology), Nancy Zucker (Psychology and Neuroscience), and Xiling Shen (Biomedical Engineering).