Research Interests for Sara V. Maurer

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christina Williams

Research Interests:
My research focuses on perinatal programming: the phenomenon in which early-life events program the brain for the entire lifespan. More specifically, I research the effects of prenatally supplementing choline, a vital nutrient in fetal development, on cognitive and neuroimmune development in rodent models.

choline, fetal development, microglia, prenatal nutrition