Ivan E de Araujo

Ivan E de Araujo, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Neuroscience

Research Topics:

Aerodigestive Tract, Allergy, Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Mathematical and Computational Biology, Motor Control, Motor Neuron, Neuromodulation, Neurophysiology, Parkinson's Disease, Vocal Tract

Majored in Philosophy at the University of Brasilia, followed by postgraduate work in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh. Obtained his Doctorate (DPhil) in Medical Physiology and Imaging at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Edmund T. Rolls. Performed  postdoctoral work in Neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center, where he recorded in awake animals the activity of networks of neurons linked to the digestive tract. From 2007 through 2018, he directed his Neurobiology of Feeding Laboratory at Pierce Labs (Yale University), previous to joining Mount Sinai in August 2018. After describing the taste-independent calorie sensing phenomenon, his main interests revolve around the question of how the body communicates with the central nervous system, and in establishing interfaces for brain stimulation therapies triggered by peripehral signals.

De Araujo Lab

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Medicine [AIET], Neuroscience [NEU]


BA, University of Brasilia

MA, University of Brasilia

MSc, University of Edinburgh

DPhil, University of Oxford