Deborah Sloboda

University of Auckland, New Zealand

Deborah Sloboda is a fetal physiologist who received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, focusing on the effects of stress hormones during pregnancy on the fetal hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis and metabolic development. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Women and Infants Research Foundation, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia, investigating the role of antenatal stress hormones on fetal development. There, she also established a new research platform investigating the prenatal origins of reproductive disorders. At Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, she investigates the effects of maternal nutrition on the developing reproductive and stress axes and related metabolic function. She maintains active ties with overseas collaborators including the Charite University in Berlin, the University of Toronto, and the University of Melbourne. Sloboda is a Member of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Council and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.

Biography Updated on 19 June 2012

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