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Ivan E de Araujo, PhD Email Ivan de Araujo

    • Position
    • SENIOR FACULTY | Neuroscience
    • Language
    • English

Majored in Philosophy at the University of Brasilia, followed by postgraduate work in Artificial Intelligence at the Univeraity of Edimburgh. obtained his doctorate (DPhil) in Neurophysiology and Medical Imaging at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Edmund T. Rolls. Performed  postdoctoral work in Neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center, where he studied the activity of large populations of neurons during active behavior in the laboratories of Sidney Simon and Miguel Nicolelis. From 2007 through 2018, he directed his Neurobiology of Feeding Laboratory at Pierce Labs (Yale University), previous to joining Mount Sinai in August 2018. After describing the taste-independent caloric senisng phenomenon, his main interests revolve around the question of how the body communicates with the central nervous system, in particular gut-brain signaling via the vagus nerve, and the control of bodily movements by the brain.

Research Topics

Aerodigestive Tract, Electrophysiology, Extracellular Unit Recording, Gastroenterology, Metabolism, Motor Control, Neuro-degeneration/protection, Neurobiology, Neuromodulation, Neurophysiology, Neuroscience, Parkinson's Disease

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Neuroscience [NEU], Pharmacology and Therapeutics Discovery [PTD]


BA, University of Brasilia

MA, University of Brasilia

MSc, University of Edimburgh

DPhil, University of Oxford



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