Garvey investigators look at gut-brain connection and the effects of trauma

Department News | April 8, 2021


Kathleen Pagulayan, PhD, Abigail Schindler, PhD, and Rebecca Hendrickson, MD, PhD, are looking for a connection between the gut microbiome and the chronic symptoms experienced by some Veterans following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). If successful, their findings could lead to the development of a new treatment option for the thousands of servicemembers who have persistent mental health and cognitive problems years after coming home from war.