Chadi Calarge, M.D.

Chadi Calarge, M.D.

Chadi Calarge, M.D., University of Iowa

Pilot Research Grant (2013): $30,000

Distal Gut Microbiome, CNS Serotonin, and Suicidality Risk

 

 

 

Microorganisms in the gut called microbiota influence the immune system and serotonin, a brain chemical implicated in suicide.  Gut bacteria and brain chemicals in depressed adults with and without a suicide attempt will be compared.   Results may lead to new treatments.