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Our focus is to understand how the nervous system controls behavior and responds to changes in its environment.


 
 
 

How does the microbiome affect neuronal function and behavior?


Worm Microbiome
 

The human microbiome is composed of hundreds of different species of bacteria and can have a profound impact on diverse physiological processes, but unraveling the underlying mechanisms is a major challenge in humans due to the complexity of the nervous system and the diversity of microbial fauna present in the gut.

Using C. elegans as a model we can begin to address these questions in a meaningful way.

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What is the interaction between different stress responses?

Worm Stress