Gerlinde Metz, PhD, Department of Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Dr. Gerlinde Metz is a Professor of Neuroscience and AHFMR Senior Scholar at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Her research program focuses on the influence of experience and environment on behaviour and stress response. Metz and her team showed that through transgenerational epigenetic programming, stress can influence lifetime health trajectories from one generation to the next. More recently her laboratory began to investigate how transgenerational stress programs preterm birth risk and maternal and newborn health outcomes. Based on these findings, her team is developing strategies for biomarker discovery, disease prediction and intervention.