Nutriepigenetics: The Effects of Diet on Behavior (Monica Dus)
March 18, 2021
In this episode of the Epigenetics Podcast, we caught up with Dr. Monica Dus from the University of Michigan to talk about her work on nutriepigenetics and the effects of diet on behavior. The Dus lab is attempting to understand why animals are more likely to overeat if they consume foods rich in sugar, salt, and fat. We discuss how the sensory neurons of fruit flies can be reprogrammed with a high sugar diet, affecting both the taste and amount of they eat.