CTSI seminar explores the effects of gestational iron deficiency on brain development

margotMargot Mayer-Proschel, PhD will present “Non-anemic gestational iron deficiency disrupts brain development: Risk factor for psychiatric disorders?” at the Tuesday, November 5th session of the CTSI Seminar Series. Dr. Mayer-Proschel summarizes the seminar:

Using a murine model we show that gestational iron deficiency (ID) impairs specific cellular populations in the fetal brain at the level of specification and/or migration. We provide evidence of the mechanisms by which ID leads to these quite specific impairments and discuss the consequences of these impairments on the development of cognitive function.

The theme of the Fall CTSI Seminar Series is “From Test Tube to Table: Understanding the Evolving Science of Nutrition Research.” The series takes place on Tuesdays from 12:15-1:15 pm in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. You can access the full schedule here. Lunch is provided. Please provide your own beverage. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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