“Maternal stress during pregnancy and fetal programming of cellular aging”

 “Maternal stress during pregnancy and fetal programming of cellular aging”


Sonja Entringer, PhD

Professor of Medical Psychology, Institute of Medical Psychology,
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Investigator Development,
Health and Disease Research Program
University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine


Sonja Entringer is a tenured Professor of Medical Psychology at the Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Development, Health and Disease Research Program of the University of California, Irvine. Her major academic interests are in the area of developmental programming of health and disease risk. She examines the interface between biological, social and behavioral processes in human pregnancy, with an emphasis on outcomes related to fetal development, birth outcomes, and subsequent newborn, infant and child development and health.  In particular, her work focuses on the interplay between maternal-placental-fetal neuroendocrine, immune, metabolic and genetic/epigenetic processes as putative mechanisms that mediate the effects of the maternal environment on early human development.  Dr. Entringer’s research program has been continuously supported by several research grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the European Research Council, the German Research Foundation and other agencies. Dr. Entringer is the recipient of several honors and awards, including recognition for her early-career contributions from the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology. She has recently been elected as a fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.

Thursday, 27th February 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Medical Plaza 300, 3rd Floor, Marisa Leif Conference Room


Refreshments will be provided

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