Because all who eat, do so to move. We move in search of the next meal, the next idea, the next big thing. Join us as we uncover what moves experts on gut brain matters.
Episode 33: Science of Sour
Emily Liman, Ph.D., is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California. Dr. Liman is a world-renowned sensory neurobiologist who has advanced our understanding of taste perception through her groundbreaking discoveries including that of the OTOP channel—a key player in our ability to perceive the sour taste of a juicy lemon.
Episode 32: The Psychedelic Synapse
Andrea Gomez, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the University of California Berkeley. Andrea’s laboratory seeks to understand the mysteries of the mind at the intersection of psychedelics and plasticity. The laboratory uncovers how these trippy compounds shake up our synaptic playground by using a combination of molecular biology, functional imaging, and slice electrophysiology to understand neural plasticity in neural degeneration and the potential therapeutic use of the active components in psychedelics.
Episode 31: A Plant-Based Future
Join our conversation with Ilya Raskin, famous for his work on plant growth regulation, plant immunity to diseases, phytoremediation, and, in the last decade, for his research in plant-derived functional foods and medicines. He is also actively involved in international bioexploration, conservation and is an amazing photographer!
Episode 30: Intestinal Inflammation Interface
Join us in our chat with Dr. Brian Gulbransen, from Michigan State University. His laboratory studies how inflammation in the nervous system leads to long-term changes in gastrointestinal function; and how glia, immune cells and the neurons in the gut communicate.
Episode 29: The Unseen Controllers
Dr. Maude David is an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University. Her laboratory studies the microbial gut-brain connection, and how microbes impact behavior, specifically in Autism Spectrum Disorder and anxiety.
Episode 28: Engineering Cyborgs
Join us in our talk with the amazing Dr. Greg Gage, CEO and co-founder of Backyard Brains, an engineer and neuroscientist designing open-source tools to bring advanced neuroscience into classrooms and designing robots that help us understand how neurons produce behavior.