Yvette Taché, PhD, obtained her PhD in experimental medicine and surgery from the University of Montréal, Montréal, Canada and pursued her postdoctoral training at the Salk Institute, La Jolla, California. In 1982, she joined the Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine at UCLA, where she is presently co-director of the UCLA Center of Neurobiology of Stress and Director of the Animal Core, Digestive Diseases Research Center. Her laboratories conduct experimental research focused on brain-gut interactions of stress-related underlying mechanisms of gut motor dysfunction, visceral pain and postoperative ileus through funding of the National Institute of Health (NIHDDK) ,Veteran Administration (VA) Merit Award and Fox Foundation. She is the recipient of NIHDDK MERIT Award, the Distinguished Research Award in Gastrointestinal Physiology from the American Physiological Society, the Janssen Award for Basic Research in Gastrointestinal Motility, VA Research Career Scientist Award and the Outstanding American Gastroenterology Association Women in Sciences. She served on NIHDDK and VA grant review panels.