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Michel Neunlist

INSERM UMR 1235 ‘The Enteric nervous system in gut and brain diseases’ Institut of Digestive Diseases of University Hospital of Nantes


Microbiota contribution to gut brain dysfunctions in neurodevelopmental diseases


Michel Neunlist received an Engineering Degree in Physics from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique of Strasbourg. He obtained a PhD in electrophysiology from the University of Strasbourg. He spent a 5 years research training period in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he developped optical recording methods to measure cardiac activity. He next spen 5 years at the Veterenary School of Medecine in Hannover (Germany) where he trained in the field of enteric neurobiology. He joined in 2000 the Institut of Digestive Diseases of the University Hospital of Nantes where he developed a translational research program centred on the study of the role of the enteric nervous system in digestive and brain chronic diseases. He is currently the head of the Inserm Unit of TENS (The enteric nervous system in gut and brain disorders) composed of over 40 members.