How Microbes Drive Brain Disorders

Studying complex gut microbial biology reveals insights into the progression of brain disorders.

Millions of multicolored bacteria dwell among the pink villi of the gastrointestinal tract and associate with brain disorders.

The gut-brain connection has gained traction in the last decade, with numerous studies suggesting a correlation between the microbiome and brain orders. Misfolded bacterial proteins play a role in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, while bacterial metabolites alleviate some brain disease symptoms. In this webinar, researchers Emily Cope and Thomaz Bastiaanssen will explore the gut microbiome-brain axis, its contrasting functions in brain disorders, and its therapeutic potential for neurodegenerative diseases.

Topics to be covered

  • Exploring the role of the gut microbiome-brain axis in mice modeling Alzheimer's disease
  • Rejuvenating aged mice with fecal microbiota transplantation 

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
This webinar will be available to view live and on demand.


Emily Cope, PhD

Emily Cope, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Assistant Director, Center for Applied Microbiome Sciences
The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute
Northern Arizona University

Thomaz Bastiaanssen, PhD

Thomaz Bastiaanssen, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher, Laboratory of John Cryan, PhD
APC Microbiome Ireland
University College Cork