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Eldin Jašarević, PhD

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Computational and Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Primary Investigator, Magee-Womens Research Institute

Dr. Eldin Jašarević is an Assistant Professor in both the Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is also a Primary Investigator at Magee-Womens Research Institute. Dr. Jašarević received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Missouri, conducting his research at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, where he studied the combined effects of maternal stress and diet on sex-specific brain development in mice. Dr. Jašarević completed his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Tracy Bale at the University of Pennsylvania. In Tracy’s lab, he was the first to show that lifetime stress experiences and dietary exposures influence the composition and function of the maternal microbiome, and that vertical transmission of these communities shaped by maternal exposures are causally linked to neurodevelopmental endpoints and health outcomes in offspring. His current research interests include integrating concepts from the fields of evolutionary biology, epigenetics, and computational biology to decode the role of microbiota and its metabolites across the lifespan. Dr. Jašarević is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, has received grants from the NIMH, NIDDK, and NICHD, and was most recently elected as a Burroughs Wellcome Fellow.


All Sessions by Eldin Jašarević, PhD

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Grand Station Ballroom

Spotlight 3

Why Does Development Rely on the Microbiome?