Monday, June 9, 2014, 1:30PM
North Life Sciences Building Room 101
San Diego State University
Dr. Nathen J. Murawski is the fifth recipient of San Diego State University’s Oscar Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Issues. His recent work has focused on the detrimental effects of alcohol exposure during early development on brain and behavior using a model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). There is a significant need to develop safe and effective treatments to improve cognitive outcomes in FASD. Dr. Murawski will present his work examining the effectiveness of supplemental choline at mitigating behavioral impairments and associated changes in the brain using a model of FASD. His findings highlight a number of factors that contribute to the effectiveness of choline supplementation, including sex, age, and the timing of choline supplementation.
Dr. Murawski received his undergraduate degree in psychology, graduating with honors from California State University, Sacramento. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Delaware with a concentration in behavioral neuroscience. His research in developmental behavioral neuroscience has examined both the ontogeny of learning and memory, and such developmental disorders affecting cognition, as Autism and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. In addition to continuing this line of research, Dr. Murawski has also taught a graduate seminar in physiology and behavior at SDSU.
To learn more about Oscar Kaplan and the Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellowship, click here.