THRiVE lab and MILC co-director, Dr. Meghan Azad, was interviewed on the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) radio Babytalk podcast in 2021. In this podcast, Dr. Azad highlighted the importance of breastmilk as an incredible source of nutrition for the baby and how her research on the developmental origins of chronic diseases is exploring the influence of breastmilk on the future health of the babies. Listen to the full podcast here.
THRiVE lab masters student and MILC member, Spencer Ames, and colleagues published "Comparing early life nutritional sources and human milk feeding practices: personalized and dynamic nutrition supports infant gut microbiome development and immune system maturation" in Gut Microbes. This review article synthesizes evidence from human studies and model systems to discuss the impact of different nutritional sources on co-development of gut microbiome, antigen tolerance and immunity via mechanisms including epigenetics and the "weaning reaction". Follow the link to the full article [PDF] and check out Dr. Azad's [Tweetorial] on Twitter.
Congratulations to THRiVE Lab co-director, Dr. Meghan Azad, on receiving the 2022 Steacie Prize, one of Canada's most coveted awards for early career researchers. The Steacie prize is named in honour of Edgar William Richard Steacie, a physical chemist and former president of the National Research Council of Canada. This prize is awarded to a person 40 years of age or younger who has made notable contributions to research in Canada. More about the Steacie Prize can be found here.
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