Hellen Lustermans – PhD student

I am interested in the influence of early life stress on infant’s development, especially on the development of gut microbiota. During my PhD I will focus on two mechanisms through which maternal psychological stress – as an early life stress-inducing factor – might affect infant microbial development. I will look at the influence of maternal stress (pre- and postnatal) on maternal diet and on the composition of breast milk, both (in)directly affecting infant’s gut microbiota. ​

 

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