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Biologist Awarded NIH Grant to Study Link Between Early-Development Stress, Adult Disease

Aug 18, 2016


Sarah Hall

Assistant Professor Sarah Hall is using a $446,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how fetal and childhood stress triggers long-term changes in gene activity in neurons. Using a microscopic worm called Caenorhabditis elegans, she and her colleagues will characterize the epigenetic mechanisms that regulate the environmental programming of gene expression, leading to certain behavioral traits.

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