Emeran A. Mayer, MD
Emeran A. Mayer, MD, is a gastroenterologist, neuroscientist, and distinguished research professor in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the executive director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience at UCLA and founding director of the UCLA Brain Gut Microbiome Center. As one of the pioneers and leading researchers in the role of brain-gut interactions in health and chronic disease, in particular in IBS, his scientific contributions to basic and translational enteric neurobiology with wide-ranging applications in clinical GI diseases and disorders is unparalleled. He has published close to 400 scientific papers, coedited three books, published the best selling book The Mind-Gut Connection in 2016 and The Gut-Immune Connection in June of 2021. He is the recipient of the 2016 David McLean award from the American Psychosomatic Society and the 2017 Ismar-Boas Medal from the German Society of Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disease. His most recent work has focused on alterations in the bidirectional communications within the brain-gut microbiome system and their role in chronic inflammatory and functional diseases of the gut, obesity, and cognitive decline.