Stephen Fleming

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Contact Information

190 Animal Sciences Laboratory
1207 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, Il 61801
PhD Candidate

Research Description

Due to it's striking similarities to the human with regard to brain and gastrointestinal development, we use the domestic pig as a biomedical model for studying early-life nutrition. My research focuses on the relationship between early-life nutrition and cognitive development. Specifically, the role and mechanisms involved in prebiotic-mediated improvements to cognition. Human milk contains the most concentrated and diverse range of oligosaccharides of mammalian milk. These human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) have various functions, and some are believed to promote brain development, however the mechanisms are unknown.

Awards and Honors

Egg Nutrition Center Dissertation Fellowship

Neuroscience Program Fellowship

Additional Campus Affiliations

Piglet Nutrition and Cognition Laboratory