Lectures and seminars "Understanding molecular drivers of neurodevelopment and psychopathology risk: cell-type-specific response to perinatal exposures" with Cristiana Cruceanu, FyFa
Welcome to join the lecture by Dr. Cristiana Cruceanu on 31st March. Cristiana Cruceanu will join the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at KI after the summer as an Assistant Professor, a position for which she was selected and awarded by the KI Committee for Research in November 2021.
Cristiana Cruceanu holds a PhD from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and she is currently completing the final stages of postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, Germany. At FyFa, Cristiana will develop a research program that will study molecular mechanisms and genetic risk factors underpinning how environmental exposures impact human brain development. She will especially focus on the prenatal period and early life, when brain plasticity is highest. She will study how stress hormones and psychotropic medications are transmitted from mother to baby via the placenta, and consequently shape human brain development in the womb. The translational aim of her research is understanding how these exposures lead to life-long disease risk or resilience specifically in neuropsychiatric disorders in the offspring.
"Understanding molecular drivers of neurodevelopment and psychopathology risk: cell-type-specific response to perinatal exposures"