2024 Joint UCLA SCORE Symposium

April 5, 2024 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Sex Differences in Brain-Gut Disorders and Metabolism

(In-Person and Virtual)


Friday, April 5, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) Auditorium

This meeting is free. Registration is required to receive zoom link. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided for in-person registered attendees.

REGISTER FOR THE SYMPOSIUM: uclahs.fyi/2024-joint-ucla-score-symposium-registration


About the UCLA Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences

UCLA SCORE on Sex Related Differences in Brain Gut Microbiome Interactions in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The aims are to gain a better understanding of the role of the gut microbiome and female sex hormones in the modulation of brain gut microbiome interactions in two of the most common disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic functional constipation. These studies will provide valuable insights on the pathophysiology and treatment of these conditions. uclacns.org/score

UCLA SCORE on Sex Related Differences in Metabolism. The objective is to elucidate sex differences in risk factors and treatments for Metabolic Syndrome (MetSyn) components such as obesity, insulin resistance/diabetes, dyslipidemia, and fatty liver. Differences between men and women in susceptibility to cardio-metabolic disease are well known, but the underlying genetic and physiological mechanisms remain poorly defined. Our goal is to identify factors that determine sex-specific MetSyn risk, which may lead to better diagnosis and treatment for both sexes. sexdifferencesinmetabolism.ucla.edu