Geoffrey Preidis

Dr. Preidis is a physician-scientist at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, where he is clinically trained in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. His laboratory seeks to to define mechanisms through which early life undernutrition alters metabolism and to determine how undernutrition influences intestinal and liver function. Undernutrition causes acute medical problems, but also long term health problems that may result from permanent epigenetic changes that alter transcription or via changes in the gut microbiome.

Erika Claud

Erika C. Claud, MD is a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Sections of Neonatology and Gastroenterology at The University of Chicago. She completed medical school, Pediatric Residency, and Neonatology Fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School/Children’s Memorial Hospital followed by a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and initial faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School.

Meghan Azad

Dr. Meghan Azad is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba, Canada. With dual expertise in basic science (biochemistry and genetics) and clinical research (epidemiology and pediatrics), Dr. Azad conducts translational research on the developmental origins of chronic disease. Her current research focuses on maternal nutrition, breastfeeding, and breast milk composition in the development and prevention of childhood obesity, asthma and allergic disease. Dr.

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