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Psychiatry professor: infant brain imaging

March 9, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Rebecca Knickmeyer Santelli, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, will present ‚ÄúPopulation Neuroscience of the Infant Brain.”

Santelli will review major neuroimaging modalities and describe how they have been applied to a large and exceptionally well-characterized sample of human infants. In addition to describing the general trajectories of brain development during this critical period, Santelli will share results from a genome-wide association study of neonatal neuroimaging phenotypes. Finally, she will present data demonstrating that differences in the composition of the gut microbiota in infancy are associated with alterations in the neural circuits responsible for visual processing, emotion regulation and language.

More information is available online.

Contact Christine Kantner, ckantner@email.unc.edu, for more information.