Mansuy-Aubert Laboratory

Microbiota, Metabolic and Sensory Physiology

Since 2016 we elucidate how diet impacts central, peripheral nerves and metabolic health. These past years all our project refocused on diet that impacts the gut microbiota. Our goal is to develop therapies and nutrient guidelines to improve health, ageing, metabolic performance and prevent metabolic and neurological diseases. Our lab relocated from Chicago to Lausanne summer 2022.

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Last publication - Feb 06 2023

Brain Week 2023, come to hear...

Improve Brain Function With Nutrition

Associate professor at the University of Lausanne and also affiliated with Loyola University in Chicago, Virginie Mansuy Aubert research uses transgenic mouse models and advanced culture techniques to understand the mechanistic link between the gut and the brain functions. Her team is working on sensory neurons that respond to changes in diet and in the microbiota derived metabolites. The microbiota / neuron/immune interaction generates changes in the brain and peripheral nerve systems that regulate appetite, heart function, energy expenditure and somatosensory function including pain.

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"Let food be thy medicine,
and let medicine be thy food."