Rui Chang, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neuroscience and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Chang received his BS in biological sciences and biotechnology from Tsinghua University and his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Southern California with Dr. Emily Liman. He completed his postdoctoral training with Dr. Stephen Liberles at Harvard Medical School, where he investigated how body sensory cues are monitored by the brain through the vagus nerve, and how these internal signals regulate whole body physiology. His lab at Yale aims to develop and employ state-of-the-art molecular, genetic and imaging approaches to better understand the diverse body-to-brain interfaces and to develop novel neuronal-based therapeutic strategies for disease intervention. Dr. Chang is recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award and the Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from NIDDK.