We are broadly interested in how the maternal environment shapes the fate of the developing organism. Our studies lay on the foundation of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Theory (DoHAD), proposed by Dr. Barker in 1990. This hypothesis proposes that, hormonal, nutritional, and metabolic environment to which the offspring is exposed during development can permanently "program" many aspects of fetal development and subsequent expression of fetal physiology during adulthood.
Snapshot of our ongoing research projects.
Published on May 6, 2020
The prestigious Gabriel L. Plaa Education Award of the Society of Toxicology recognizes outstanding postdoctoral fellows that make significant contributions in the field of mechanistic toxicology.
Published on April 3, 2020
Yong receives Toxicology InnoStar Best Abstract Award for his work on a 3-dimensional microfluidic platform for modeling placental toxicological testing