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Winter 2019’s NEUR 5800 Special Topic:

Influence of the prenatal environment on well-being: pathways and mechanisms, taught by Dr. Barbara Woodside

Early life events have profound and long lasting effects on the physiology and behavior of adult organisms. The focus of this course is the impact of the prenatal environment and, in some instances, preconception environment of the parents on vulnerability to metabolic and psychiatric disorders in the adult offspring. Particular emphasis will be placed on the pathways and mechanisms through which these effects are conveyed from parent to offspring and how the sex of the offspring may modulate them.