APC 2023 Dr Melissa Bauman
11th September – 13 September 2023
Dr Melissa D. Bauman
Monday 11th September
Plenary 2 Neurodevelopment: Preclinical Studies
Translational potential of the preclinical maternal immune activation model
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Women in Medicine and Health Sciences (WIMHS)
Associate Director, UC Davis Conte Center
Associate Director, MIND Institute Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
University of California, Davis
Dr. Bauman is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a faculty member of the MIND Institute at UC Davis.
Her research program uses preclinical models to evaluate risk factors and develop novel therapeutic interventions for neurodevelopmental disorders.
Her current research focuses on understanding how changes in the prenatal environment, in particular the maternal-fetal immune environment, may increase the risk for autism, schizophrenia and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Dr. Bauman’s laboratory utilizes a collaborative, team-science approach to research as demonstrated through her roles of Associate Director of the UC Davis MIND Institute IDDRC (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center) and the UC Davis Conte Center. In addition to her research interests, Dr. Bauman also has a strong commitment to advancing women’s careers in science and medicine and she serves as the director of the UC Davis Health Women in Medicine and Health Sciences (WIMHS) program.
Dr. Bauman’s Academic Activities and Publications
UC Davis MIND Institute IDDRC Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
UC Davis Conte Center
UC Davis Women in Medicine and Health Sciences