Determining how mother and her infant can influence milk composition Event as iCalendar

18 May 2018

3:30pm - 4:30am

Venue: William Liley room (Rm 12-058)

Location: Level 12, Auckland Hospital Support Building

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Dr Shikha Pundir

Dr Pundir is an early career researcher in the field of human nutrition. She recently completed her PhD at the University of Auckland's Liggins Institute and has since been working as a Research Fellow at the Liggins Institute. Her research focus has been on investigating and understanding the composition of human milk and how it evolves throughout the centuries to invest in infant development. During her PhD, she looked into the fluctuating biochemical profile of human milk and demonstrated on how maternal and infant related biological and social factors contributed to the alteration of milk glucocorticoids (stress hormones) levels, and thus may influence infant development.

Currently, she is working on developing her niche in the human milk world, to yield new understanding of the little-known bioactive substances present in milk and ensure that future research is useful in determining the long term implication for high-risk mothers and infants.