- BA Liberal Arts: Wabash College 2009
- DVM: Purdue University 2013
Developmental origins of health and disease, neonatal health, enteric neuroimmunology.
Early life adversity is a known risk factor for development of gastrointestinal disease later in life. My research focuses on elucidating the underlying pathophysiology linking postnatal adversity to long term gastrointestinal health. Using a combination of porcine and murine models, we are testing the hypothesis that early life stress induces long term gastrointestinal disease through enteric neuroimmune dysfunction.