The central goal of our laboratory is to study common tenets of how visceral organ function is regulated in the brain and how it influences emotional wellbeing. Our lab studies intersection between visceral sensation, organ function, and emotions. We are in pursuit of a comprehensive understanding of how the brain interprets, adapts, and responds to signals from the peripheral organs during normal and pathological states and how it shapes our emotions. We implement genetic, molecular, and neuroanatomical tools to study these questions across the nervous system to link genes, cells, circuits, and behavior.
We strive for excellence in science we do and believe in creating a supportive and inclusive environment regardless of race, background, or beliefs. We will be thrilled to offer opportunities to students and scientists from under-represented and disadvantaged groups to pursue scientific endeavors with our group.
Vijay Samineni, PhD
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine
Campus Box 8054
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110