Student Grant - Gumusoglu

Prenatal preeclampsia impact on neurodevelopment via immune mechanisms

PI: Banu Gomusoglu

Mentors: Hanna Stevens (Psychiatry), Donna Santillan (Obstetrics & Gynecology), Mark Santillan (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Project: This project will serve to advance scientific knowledge about disruptions to offspring brain development resulting from maternal preeclampsia exposure. More broadly, results of this study will further the understanding of the effects of inflammation within the in utero,maternal environment on the developing fetus.  Of long-term significance, resultant findings will inform potential avenues for both improved prenatal maternal care practices and prevention strategies for ensuring healthy prenatal brain development.