Peter W. Nathanielsz, MD PhD
Dr. Peter Nathanielsz, formerly director of the Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Research at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, is now the Distinguished Research Professor of Life Course Studies within the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources´ Department of Animal Science.
Peter W. Nathanielsz has researched fetal development for over forty years and was recently named as one of the top 5% of funded NIH investigators in the United States. For his work on fetal development he has been made a Fellow ad Eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians in England. He delivered the 2011 Messenger Lectures at Cornell University, that university’s highest scientific recognition. He wrote the first book for the general reader on Developmental Programming entitled Life in the Womb: The origin of health and disease, published in 1999.
The group is the only one in the world owning adult non-human primate cohorts that were prospectively exposed to different prenatal stressors (glucocorticoid exposure and nutrient restriction) and are dedicated to study Developmental Programming of Health and Disease in later life.