Dr. Jane Foster received her Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of Toronto. She trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, from 1996 to 1999 and as a research fellow for the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, from 1999 to 2003. She was affiliated with McMaster University from 2003 until joining UT Southwestern in 2022.


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Immune characterization of suicidal behavior in female adolescents.
Chin Fatt CR, Farrar JD, Jha MK, Minhajuddin A, Mayes T, Foster JA, Trivedi MH, Brain Behav Immun Health 2022 Nov 25 100499
Modulating brain function with microbiota.
Foster JA, Science 2022 05 376 6596 936-937
Microbe-Immune Crosstalk: Evidence That T Cells Influence the Development of the Brain Metabolome.
Caspani G, Green M, Swann JR, Foster JA, Int J Mol Sci 2022 Mar 23 6
The Relationship Between the Gut Microbiome-Immune System-Brain Axis and Major Depressive Disorder.
Foster JA, Baker GB, Dursun SM, Front Neurol 2021 12 721126
Is Anxiety Associated with the Gut Microbiota?
Foster JA, Mod Trends Psychiatry 2021 32 68-73
Diet and depression: exploring the biological mechanisms of action.
Marx W, Lane M, Hockey M, Aslam H, Berk M, Walder K, Borsini A, Firth J, Pariante CM, Berding K, Cryan JF, Clarke G, Craig JM, Su KP, Mischoulon D, Gomez-Pinilla F, Foster JA, Cani PD, Thuret S, Staudacher HM, Sánchez-Villegas A, Arshad H, Akbaraly T, O'Neil A, Segasby T, Jacka FN, Mol Psychiatry 2021 01 26 1 134-150
GPR56/ADGRG1 is associated with response to antidepressant treatment.
Belzeaux R, Gorgievski V, Fiori LM, Lopez JP, Grenier J, Lin R, Nagy C, Ibrahim EC, Gascon E, Courtet P, Richard-Devantoy S, Berlim M, Chachamovich E, Théroux JF, Dumas S, Giros B, Rotzinger S, Soares CN, Foster JA, Mechawar N, Tall GG, Tzavara ET, Kennedy SH, Turecki G, Nat Commun 2020 04 11 1 1635
Stress & the gut-brain axis: Regulation by the microbiome.
Foster JA, Rinaman L, Cryan JF, Neurobiol Stress 2017 Dec 7 124-136
Gut-brain axis: how the microbiome influences anxiety and depression.
Foster JA, McVey Neufeld KA, Trends Neurosci 2013 May 36 5 305-12

Honors & Awards

  • Neurogastroeneterology and Motility Most Cited Prize
  • NARSAD, Young Investigator Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (2016)
  • International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (2006)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (2005)
  • Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (2004)
  • International Society for Neuroimmunology (2000)
  • Canadian Association of Neuroscience (1992)
  • Society for Neuroscience (1989)