Canada has a new scientific society, the Society of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Society of Canda (DOHaD Canada). Dr Sloboda is the co-founder and co-President of DOHaD Canada - check is out here and become a member!
More congratulations to our students! Congratulations to Kennedy Hao and Lyn Li for getting NSERC URSA summer studentships to study early life influences on gut development (Kennedy) and ovarian oocytes (Lyn)!! Well done!
Maternal obesity and/or excess gestational weight gain are primary risk factors for childhood obesity and metabolic compromise, perpetuating a feed forward cycle of chronic disease risk for future generations. In our new Team projects we will determine, how is it that exposure to an obesogenic environment in utero gives rise to children that are destined to become obese and what are the signalling pathways?