Q&A with James A. Coffman, Ph.D.: Early-Life Stress in Adult Illness
- January 27, 2017
In this Q&A excerpt from Future Neurology, MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James A. Coffman, Ph.D., speaks about his research on the mechanisms by which chronic early-life stress increases adult disease risk. He uses zebrafish as a model organism to ask how such stress affects immune system development and regulation. Read the full Q&A here.
Q What first drew you toward investigating early-life stress & its association with adult illness?
Q What are the major issues associated with chronic exposure to psychosocial stress early in life?
Q How do you think this early preclinical work might be translated to benefit humans in the future and what needs to be done to achieve this?
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