Francheska Merced-Nieves

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Contact Information

405 N Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
NIH Interdisciplinary Environmental Toxicology Predoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Prenatal maternal stress, Cognitive Development, Neurotoxicology, Children's Environmental Health

Research Description

As part of the Illinois Kids Development Study (I-KIDS), I study how prenatal exposure to non-chemical and chemical endocrine disruptors, like maternal stress and phthalates can affect sexually dimorphic aspects of cognition in 4 to 5-month-olds and other aspects of cognitive development in 7 to 8-month-olds.

Education

B.S., Biology, 2014

Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico

Grants

NIEHS PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP (August 2017 to present)

NIH P01 DIVERSITY SUPPLEMENT (June 2015 to August 2017)                                                                  

Courses Taught

CPSC 541 (Fall 2018)