Principle Investigator Phu Tran PhD

Medical School
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Early-Life Iron Deficiency Anemia and Brain Development

In humans, iron deficiency anemia during late fetal and early postnatal periods, affecting more than one billion people world wide, causes persistent cognitive and socio-emotional behavior dysfunction. Using animal models of early-life iron deficiency, these researchers investigate molecular mechanisms by which iron regulates neural development. One approach is to identify molecular changes at a genome-wide level using next generation sequencing and label-free proteomic technology. This approach will likely generate novel and testable hypotheses pertaining to molecular pathways that are persistently altered by early-life iron deficiency in the brain. Based on such insight, the reseachers hope to optimize a therapeutic strategy for prevention and treatment of early-life iron deficiency.

Project Investigators

Dr. Juan Abrahante - Llorens
Amanda Barks
Ellen Ingolfsland
Garima Singh
Principle Investigator Phu Tran PhD
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