Dr. Kaur is an Associate Research Scientist at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, and will use the grant to explore gut-brain interactions in Alzheimer’s disease, and how they differ in males and females.

“Our gut has trillions of microbes that are both beneficial and harmful,” Dr. Kaur says. “They are known to influence the production of neurotransmitters and hormones/peptides in the gut, which can alter the brain and behavior. Therefore, it is important to investigate how gut microbiota manipulation could impact Alzheimer’s disease pathology and cognitive outcomes.” Read more