Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Location: Zoom Webinar – Registration Required Register in advance for this webinar: click here * After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar.
Speaker: Julia Kaltschmidt, Ph.D.
Affiliation: Associate Professor of Neurosurgery; Stanford Neurosciences Institute Faculty Scholar; Firmenich Next Generation Faculty Scholar
Host:Dr. Polina Anikeeva
Talk title: Mapping the “second brain”: development and organization of the enteric nervous system
Abstract: The enteric nervous system (ENS) populates the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and controls GI function. In contrast to the central nervous system, macrostructure of the ENS has been largely overlooked. Here, we visually and computationally demonstrate that the ENS is organized in circumferential stripes that regionally differ in development and neuronal composition. This characterization provides a blueprint for future understanding of region-specific GI function and identifying ENS structural correlates of GI disorders.