MICROBES and the MIND: emerging hallmarks of the gut microbiota–brain axis

(Or…a Review!)

Interested in learning more about the gut microbiota-brain axis? Check out this Review by yours truly and the Finlay Lab! This paper discusses structures (including the vagus nerve) and neuromodulators that are involved in microbe-brain interactions. I hope you enjoy!

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By KCBauer

Hello! My name is KCBauer and I am a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. I am a researcher, writer, musician, and explorer. Originally from Washington DC, I graduated with a BA in Music and BS in Biology in 2014. This blog focuses on the gut microbiota, the trillions of microorganisms that reside along the digestive tract. My grad research at UBC examines the role of the gut microbiota on human health, brain development, and anthropology. When I am not in the lab, I enjoy ambling through Vancity, listening to music, reading science journals, and hiking. If you have questions, ideas for blog topics, suggestions for place to visit in BC, or corrections send me an email at

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