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Brain injury and its prevention and treatment in the newborn period.                 

Posting expires on 12/31/2018

Research Site:
University of MInnesota - Twin Cities

Type of Research:
Basic Science


This opportunity does not have a stipend.

The Rao lab investigates brain development under typical and adverse perinatal conditions using high-field 1H NMR spectroscopy, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry and molecular analysis in rodent models. Our goal is to mechanistically link changes in brain neurochemistry and structure with functional outcomes in an attempt to devise preventive and therapeutic strategies for the condition in human infants. Some of our current research projects are 1) substrate utilization and neuroprotection during hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, 2) NMR-based biomarkers of injury to the developing brain, and 3) the impact of phlebotomy-induced anemia on the newborn brain. The lab also collaborates with the members of the Georgieff lab in investigating neurodevelopment in perinatal iron deficiency, and with the Hall lab in investigating the effects of intrauterine growth restriction on brain development.

Contact Info: Raghu Rao, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, MMC 391.
Lab location: PWB 13-119
Phone: 624-8125 (lab); 625-3260 (office). 

Contact through email is preferred.

Posted on 12/23/2013