Yvette Taché, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine - Division of Digestive Diseases, at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Director, Digestive Diseases Research Center; Director, Animal Core; Head, UCLA/CURE Brain Gut Research Group

Contact Information

UCLA/CURE Brain-Gut Research Group
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Building 115, Room 117B
Los Angeles, CA 90073
On-campus mail: BVA Building 115, Room 117B 179247
Tel: 310-268-3859
Fax: 310-268-4963
E-mail: ytache@ucla.edu



Dr. Taché has been at UCLA for the past 20 years. Her research work, funded by the NIHDDK, has provided the foundation for new insight into brain-gut interactions. Dr. Taché was the first to report that specific peptides act in the brain to influence gastric function and was also the first to define the key role of corticotropin-releasing factor in mediating gastrointestinal motor alterations occurring during immunological, surgical and physiologic stressors. She has an outstanding track record of productivity and training fellows, and was cofounder of the International Series on Brain-Gut Interactions and President of the International Society for Investigation of Stress.


Selected References

Taché Y. How the brain stresses the gut: the role of brain CRF. In: Bolis, CL, Licinio J, eds. Stress and Adaptation: From Selye's Concept to Application of Modern Formulations. World Health Organization/RPC/99.1.Geneve; 1999:141-155.

Taché Y, Martinez V, Mulugeta M, Wang L. Stress and the gastrointestinal tract. III. Stress-related alterations of gut motor function: role of brain corticotropin-releasing factor receptors. American Journal of Physiology. 2001; 280: G173-G177.

Taché Y. Brain medullary peptide and the vagal regulation of gastric secretion. In: Taché, Y, ed. Gut-Brain Peptides in the New Millenium. CURE Foundation; 2002: 229-241.