Mar 7, 2019

Intrauterine Microbiota: Missing, or the Missing Link?

3:00pm-4:00pm, Mar 7, 2019

Room 3402ABC, third floor, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Presenter: 
Dr. Tamar Gur, Ohio State University

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Tamar Gur of the Ohio State University to present her work on maternal stress and microbiota.

Speaker bio

Dr. Gur received both her medical degree and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied the effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on neurogenesis in the laboratory of Dr. Julie Blendy. She completed her residency training in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she honed her research interests in women's mental health. Her clinical work at Ohio State focuses on perinatal and postnatal depression and anxiety, which dovetails with her research interest on the effect of maternal mental illness and stress on the developing brain. Her lab is focused on the role of the maternal microbiota and intrauterine inflammation on neurodevelopment.