Ever had a “gut feeling” about something? It turns out, the connection between our gut and our brain might be stronger than we think. John F. Cryan, Professor and Chair of Anatomy and Neuroscience and Principal Investigator at APC Microbiome Ireland will share surprising facts and insights about how our thoughts and emotions are connected to our guts. As a TEDMED speaker, Dr. Cryan shares his fascination with biomedicine and why it offers a perfect way to explore the interaction between the brain, gut and microbiome, and how this relationship applies to stress- and immune-related disorders such as depression, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, and neurodevelopmental disorders including autism.
The 2017-18 Vice Chancellor for Research’s Distinguished Lecture Series continues Monday, February 26, 2018 with Dr. John F. Cryan who will lecture on the topic “A Gut Feeling About the Brain: The Microbiome Modulates Behaviour Across the Lifespan.” All events are free to attendees and light refreshments will be served. Please see the Office of Research’s website for more information.