50 Shades of Sweet: How Sugar Dominates the Brain We like to think we can resist life’s temptations, but ever tried saying no to a cookie? It whispers to you, it calls to you. Sugar is a powerful force: it […]
Check out this LSA News article that highlights the various reasons science is particularly important at the time of the COVID 19 pandemic. Dr. Monica Dus talks about why she restructured her molecular genetics class to reading and criticizing preprints […]
The first paper from Monica’s lab was released 07 May 2019! Titled “High Dietary Sugar Reshapes Sweet Taste to Promote Feeding Behavior in Drosophila melanogaster” graduate students Christina May and Anoumid Vaziri explore the changes in sweet taste neurons which […]
See Monica’s quick talk titled “Let Them Eat Cake: The Effect of Sugar on the Brain” at the 3rd Annual Fast Food for Thought at the University of Michigan (hosted by UM Sustainable Food Food and Agriculture).
This Scientist Is Trying To Unravel What Sugar Does To The Brain
Monica Dus was announced a 2016 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar: she was designated a Milton E. Cassel Scholar. Read more about Monica’s research and words from her colleagues
Alumna Monica Dus discovers the cookie-brain connection