Dr. Lixin Wang received her MD and PhD in neuroanatomy at Beijing University Medical School in China, where she taught human anatomy and neuroanatomy to medical students and graduate students. She did 2.5 years research on human skin innervation in the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. She joined the Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine at UCLA in 1993. Her experimental research focus is on brain-gut interaction in regulation to feeding behavior and gastrointestinal transit under stress, inflammation and visceral obesity with some novel findings and pioneer works. She is the key investigator in several projects of Dr. Taché funded by NIHDDK and VA and 2 center grants by NIHDDK in Digestive Disease Division. Dr. Wang and Dr. Taché joined Dr. Chesselet several years ago to work on gut disorders in PD pre-clinical models and published one of the early papers in the field.