Research Focus

My overarching research objective is to better understand how environmental factors impacts maternal and child health throughout reproduction, pregnancy, and child development.

Since the biological processes responsible for establishing and maintaining a healthy pregnancy are numerous and complex, changes in the environment during this vulnerable period may have significant consequences on pregnancy outcomes. Additionally, the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis states that environmental factors during prenatal development can influence the development of human diseases in adulthood. In this context, the "environment" encompasses all external factors, such as nutrition, stress, disease, and chemical exposures.

Environmental Toxicology

Multidisciplinary study of the chemicals in our environment and how these exposures lead to adverse health effects and human disease


Developmental Biology

Scientific field that investigates the molecular, genetic, cellular, and integrative aspects of humans development, from embryo to adult