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People Dr Gaurav Das

James Martin Fellow, Programme on Mind and Machine

Gaurav Das

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

To understand how we relate to taste and nutrition remains a major quest of our times. I am interested in how neural circuits in the brain encode nutrients, such as sugars and amino acids and how, depending on specific nutrient-deficiency states, these circuits direct an organism to an appropriate food source. I also seek a neural circuit-level understanding of how the brain assigns aversive value to bitter taste so that the animal avoids ingestion of toxic food.

Programme on Mind and Machine

Programme on Mind and Machine

James Martin Fellow

Selected Publications