- Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair in Neuroscience & Director of the Memory & Brain Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Costa-Mattioli has elucidated central mechanisms underlying neurological dysfunction. Specifically, he discovered that the protein homeostasis network dubbed the integrated stress response is a universal regulator of long-term memory formation, and its activation the main causative mechanism underlying cognitive dysfunction in a wide range of memory disorders. More recently, Costa-Mattioli serendipitously discovered and characterized the mechanism(s) by which specific microbes in the gut modulate brain function and complex behaviors. Costa-Mattioli has received numerous awards, including the international Eppendorf & Science Prize in Neurobiology, the Searle Scholar award, the international society for neurochemistry’s young investigator award, the UCSF presidential award, and serves in several editorial boards.
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