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Julio Ayala, Ph.D.


Dr. Ayala earned his PhD from the Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics (MPB) at Vanderbilt University. After 8 years as an independent investigator at a private research institute in Florida, Dr. Ayala returned to Vanderbilt in 2017 as an Associate Professor in MPB. Dr. Ayala’s research interests focus on the gut-brain axis and its role in the regulation of body weight.