Our laboratory seeks to understand the contribution of prenatal stress to the development of psychiatric disorders in the offspring. We use an interdisciplinary approach to address the mechanisms through which the intrauterine environment contributes to psychiatric illness, including molecular, biochemical, and behavioral methods.
Questions we probe:
- What is the effect of prenatal stress on the microbiome of the mother and her offspring?
- What is the behavioral consequence of exposure to prenatal stress?
- What is the effect of prenatal stress on preterm birth?