NIH to host event on Functional Neurocircuits of Interoception

NIH Investigator Meeting on Function Neurocircuits of Interoception flyer

Register now for the first NIH Annual Investigator meeting on Functional Neural Circuits which will take place on September 29, 2022. This virtual meeting will focus on pre-clinical functional neural circuit analysis of interoception. 

The NIH Blueprint for Neuoscience Research is a collaborative framework that includes the NIH Office of the Director and 12 NIH Institutes and Centers that support research on the nervous system. Recently, the NIH announced a new research effort focused on interoception, or the ways in which organisms sense and regulate signals within their bodies. The first annual NIH Investigator Meeting on Functional Neurocircuits of Interoception will feature seven studies funded by the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Functional Neural Circuits of Interoception, the NIH BRAIN Initiative, the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (PA) Program, as well as selected studies on interoception funded by the Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Promoting Research on Interoception and Its Impact on Health and Disease

This virtual meeting will focus on pre-clinical functional neural circuit analysis of interoception using multiple mammalian model systems and will discuss: 

  • Digestive System-Brain Connections 

  • Pulmonary-Cardiovascular Systems-Brain Connections 

  • Metabolic, Immune, Muscular, and Multiple Systems-Brain Connections 

The event will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm EDT. The agenda features presentations by BRAIN-funded researchers, including: 

  • Biologically Inspired Neurotechnology to Probe Brain-Organ Communication by Dr. Polina O Anikeeva at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Keynote) 

  • Gut-to-Brain Circuits Underlying Fluid Regulation by Dr. Yuki Oka at California Institute of Technology (Session 1) 

  • Descending Innervation and Control of Internal Organ Function by Dr. Rui M. Costa at Allen Brain Institute (Session 3) 

For the full agenda and registration information, please visit the event webpage

Unable to make this year’s meeting? This event will be recorded and will be available to view on NIH Videocast