We are brand new at UCI (and our website is still under construction)! We are excited to announce that recruitment will begin soon for an Assistant Specialist (News > New Job Opportunity), as well as interested graduate and post doctoral research scientists for fall 2019.
Director: Kristina Uban, PhD
The Developing Brains Lab at UCI utilizes multi-modal neuroimaging and salivary biosciences to non-invasively examine brain-hormone relationships in human children and adolescents. Our research focuses on the impact of prenatal exposure to alcohol on neurobiological propensity for cognitive and mental health problems in males and females, with alterations in neuroendocrine function serving as an underlying mechanism for increased vulnerability. Elucidating sex differences in the impact of prenatal teratogen exposure on brain and hormone (stress and gonadal) systems is an overarching theme of our research. The guiding aim of our research program is to improve mental health outcomes among those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder via targeted neuroendocrine interventions.