Are our behaviors dictated by genes or by the environment?

Nutriepigenetics: does what we eat change our behaviors?

Our lab studies the effect of sugar on the brain; our goal is to discover how the nutrient regulation of transcription leads to increased eating and obesity. Navigate around to read more about our team, research, teaching, and outreach.

Our lab is currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows to ask how diets alters sensory and reward circuits to promote obesity.

If you are fascinated by how interactions between genes and environment change behavior, consider joining us!

Latest News

International Day of Women and Girls in Science – Podcast Feature

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! This month’s Michigan Research issue featured seven UM faculty women talking about their work, one of whom was Dr. Monica Dus.   You can find the Michigan Research newsletter link here.  […]

First Dus Lab Review: Confection Confusion

The newest Dus Lab publication is a review on the literature connecting taste, diet composition, and obesity, published in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism! The online version is available for reading now. Link to the review

New paper made the cover of Science Advances!

You can now read about Anoumid Vaziri’s work in Science Advances!  See the press release and paper links below to learn about chromatin remodeling in taste cells in response to a high sugar diet environment. Press release link  Sciences Advances […]

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