From body to brain: Control of autonomic physiology by the sensory vagus nerve

March 9, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Rui Chang; hosted by Fan Wang

Dr. Rui Chang is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Liberles lab at Harvard Medical School. The Liberles lab investigates how the brain processes external sensory and internal homeostatic signals to initiate behavioral and physiological responses. They study how our senses of smell and taste process different environmental cues (like pheromones, food cues, predator odors) to elicit innate mating, foraging, and avoidance responses. In recent efforts, they are also investigating internal sensory modalities of the vagus nerve.