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UCLA Neonatology & Developmental Biology


Neonatal Research Center


The UCLA Neonatology & Developmental Biology research teams specialize in the areas of:

  • Perinatal/neonatal metabolism and its influence upon hypoxic/ischemic brain injury and on the long-term effects of perinatal/neonatal interventions
  • Molecular mechanisms by which glucocorticoid attenuated genes play a role in hyperoxic lung injury
  • Stem cell research with an emphasis on the ECMO program
  • Clinical trials in neonatal metabolism using stable isotope technology and neuroimaging in neonatal diagnosis
  • Molecular mechanisms linking perinatal infections with bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Molecular pathogenesis of neonatal infections
  • Mechanisms of innate immunity to infectious agents in neonates, with particular emphasis on the role of vitamin D in host defense
  • Fetal glucose metabolism and insulin signaling, fetal and neonatal growth, and neonatal nutrition
  • Cellular and molecular basis of vascular remodeling during initial blood vessel formation in early embryonic development
  • Endocrinology and congenital adrenal insufficiency and aplasia 

Funding from the National Institute of Health and other agencies supports these projects.