Thursday the 19th April at 18:00
Seminar room 3, the Clinical School, on the Addenbrooke’s site
Dr. Harween Dogra: Let food be thy medicine
Dr. Amber Ruigrok: Neural Sex Differences, Hormones and Autism
There will be food and drinks to fuel discussions. Please let Lizzie Radford (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you’d like to attend to ensure sufficient catering
Dr. Harween Dogra
Harween is currently a Grid trainee in Paediatric Gastroenterology at Addenbrookes. She has worked as a Paediatric trainee in a number of different hospitals in the South East. During her training, Harween has developed an interest in nutrition and it’s role in GI disease. Harween obtained a fellowship from Action Medical Research to complete her PhD and has recently presented at the BSG. She is writing up her PhD thesis on modulation of immune function by dietary nutrients within the intestinal epithelium.
Dr. Amber Ruigrok
A short bio: Dr Amber Ruigrok completed her PhD at the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge investigating how fetal and pubertal hormones affect the structural development of the brain and conducted the first meta-analysis of sex differences in the brain. She was awarded the William Binks Fellowship in Autism Neuroscience to support her PostDoc and currently works on the AIMS-2-TRIALS project (Autism Innovative Medicine Studies-2-Trials), the largest ever autism research grant awarded. Amber’s current research is on sex/gender differences in autistic individuals focusing on mental health difficulties and white matter connectivity using DWI (Diffusion Weighted Imaging). This work is done in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry in Kings College London as part of the UK MRC AIMS study, which was funded by the MRC.
Amber also coordinates data collection and data management for the Cambridge Child Development Study, funded by the MRC, the Wellcome Trust, and Autism Research Trust and continues to work on the EU-AIMS Longitudinal European Autism Project (LEAP).