Mauro Costa-Mattioli is a professor in the Department of Neuroscience and director of the Memory and Brain Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the Faculty of Sciences (Montevideo, Uruguay), his master’s degree from the Pierre and Marie Curie University and his Ph.D. from the University of Nantes. He conducted his postdoctoral training at McGill University.
Costa-Mattioli’s lab is interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying complex behaviors. His lab encompasses two complementary lines of research. The first one, more traditional but very important, aims at unraveling the molecular mechanisms underlying memory formation and neurological dysfunction. The second line of research, more recent and relatively unexplored, is focused on understanding how gut microbes control central nervous system driven-behaviors and brain function.