Hellen Lustermans – PhD student

Hellen Lustermans

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. ​

E-mail: Hellen.Lustermans@radboudumc.nl