Have you wondered why certain people develop allergies? In this 2022 Share Your Research Talk, Justine Noel describes these prenatal exposures may be coming from the mom’s psychological stress. Her thesis research aims to identify immune signatures related to maternal prenatal psychological stress and infant allergy eczema risk. She studied maternal and infant cohorts and observed that stress alters pro-inflammatory cytokine signatures within the moms that predict infant allergy eczema outcomes.
Justine Noel is a PhD Candidate at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she studies pregnancy and immunity. Specifically, Justine investigates the impact of prenatal exposures on infant immunity and allergy outcomes. Justine seeks to become academic researcher. Continue Reading