Minel Arinel

Graduate Student
Email address: minel.arinel@duke.edu
Mentor:
Eva Naumann
Program Start Year:
2019

Research interests

I'm interested in the gut-brain axis, specifically in how different enteric stimuli are encoded by enteroendocrine cells, vagal sensory afferents, and downstream brain regions. I use translucent and genetically accessible larval zebrafish as a model organism to decode the functional connectivity of gut-brain neural circuitry using an all-optical approach.