Neuronal responses to bacterial signals

Ilana Gabanyi

The Neurobiota lab studies the interactions between the microbial community of the gastrointestinal track and the central nervous system.

Our focus are direct interactions between gut-bacterial signals and brain neurons. Microbe-derived compounds are found in the brain and are able to influence neuronal activity. Moreover, some of these interactions are sex and age-dependent.

In the lab researchers use interdisciplinary approaches to understand:

  • Which factors (e.g. hormones) influence the neuronal response to bacterial products?
  • How and which bacterial signals are able to reach the brain and alter neuronal activity?
  • What are the downstream response to these bacterial-induced neuronal alterations?





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