Senior Scientist, INRA

Dr Gaëlle Boudry

Dr Gaëlle Boudry obtained her PhD on gut physiology in weanling piglets at the French Agronomic Research Institute (INRA), Animal Nutrition Department (Rennes, France) in 2002. She then joined the Intestinal Disease Research Program at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON, Canada) as a post-doctoral fellow to work on the effect of psychological stress on gut barrier function and nutrient absorption. In 2004, she was appointed as junior scientist at INRA, Human Nutrition Department to study the short- and long-term effects of perinatal nutrition on gut barrier function.  She was awarded a Marie Curie International Out-going Fellowship in 2011 and spent one year at UC Davis (CA, USA) in Dr Helen Raybould’s group to investigate the interactions between gut microbiota, gut barrier function and the gut-brain axis. She is now a senior scientist at INRA and carries on her investigations on food, nutrition and the gut-brain axis in the pig model.