Minel Arinel awarded fellowship

Friday, August 6, 2021

Congratulations to Minel Arinel, PhD candidate in the Naumann Lab!  Minel's project, “All-optical decoding of the gut-brain neural circuitry” was awarded with a highly-competitive Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship.  

For her project, Minel proposes to decode the functional connectivity of gut-brain neural circuitry using an all-optical approach in translucent and genetically accessible zebrafish. Her goal is to establish integrative maps at cellular resolution that will reveal how specific enteric stimuli activate enteroendocrine cells, vagal sensory neurons, and downstream brain regions.