Student: Jillian Caton
Type of project: Basic, Mind and Body
Grant Type: Undergraduate
Year of Award: 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Howland
Institutions Affiliated: University of Saskatchewan
Description: A number of disorders (schizophrenia, autism, etc.) have been linked to prenatal infections. This study seeks to explore a possible mechanism of this link by infecting pregnant rats and performing cognitive testing on her offspring when they grow up. The results of this study could illuminate possible preventative and intervention strategies to minimize the effects of prenatal infection on neural development.