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Gut Instinct Science Series – PUBLIC LECTURE

“Gut Feelings – how our gut regulates our brain and behaviour”

Professor Jane Foster

McMaster University, Canada


Admission Free

Prof. Jane Foster received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1996. She joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON in 2003 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008. She also holds a research appointment as a Scientific Associate with the University Health Network (since 2013) and as a Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital (since 2016) in Toronto, ON. Prof. Foster is an active researcher in two large translational networks –  the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders Network (POND) and the Canadian Biomarkers in Depression (CAN-BIND). Her research focuses on the role of immune-brain and gut-brain interactions on neurodevelopment, behaviour, and brain function and is funded by NSERC, CIHR, Brain Canada, and the Ontario Brain Institute. Prof. Foster is the past-president of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Prof. Foster hopes that her research accomplishments lead to a better understanding of how these relationships contribute to psychiatric disorders such as neurodevelopmental disorders, anxiety and depression.

Date/Time Date(s) - Nov 30 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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