Doctor Deborah Sloboda
Dr. Sloboda's laboratory seeks to understand the relationship between maternal nutrition and offspring phenotype, investigating how maternal nutritional history influences placental development and how altered placental development and function contributes to altered offspring phenotype. Her recent work has expanded to include circadian biology and the understanding of how the intrauterine environment influences circadian regulation in the offspring. After completing her PhD in Physiology at the University of Toronto Dr Sloboda was awarded the Forrest Fetal Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Women's and Infants' Research Foundation, at The University of Western Australia. In 2006 she joined The Liggins Institute at The University of Auckland. She is a member of the Executive Council of the Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.