Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD
Director, Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress
Dr. Mayer received his MD/PhD degrees from the Ludwig Maximilian’s University in Munich, Germany. He completed his residency at the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, and his GI fellowship training at the UCLA/VA Wadsworth Training Program.
Dr. Mayer has a career long interest in clinical and research aspects of brain body interactions, with a longstanding focus on brain gut interactions in health and disease. Besides being a widely recognized expert for functional GI disorders, he is recognized as one of the leading investigators in the world of the brain gut microbiome axis and its role in visceral pain and obesity. He has published 310 peer reviewed manuscripts in the leading GI and Neuroscience journals, including 95 book chapters and reviews, and has co-edited 3 books.
He is the director of the Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress, and has has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1989. He is currently PI of a NIH Center grant on sex differences in functional GI disorders, on a consortium grant of brain bladder interactions, and a RO1 grant on brain imaging in IBS. Dr. Mayer is a regular member of the NIDDK CIMG study section, has been president of the Functional Brain Gut group, and Associate Editor of Gastroenterology.