Name: Hudson Santos
Institutional Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Contact Phone: 9196196447
Mailing Address: 709 N First St, Mebane, NC 27302
Research Focus: epigenetics, genomics, child development, social adversity
Grants Funded: Genetic and Epigenetic Effects on Childhood Cognitive Trajectories (1R01NR019245-01) Role: Principal Investigator; Funding Agency: NIH/NINR Period: 09/10/2020- 07/31/2025 Placental Origins of Positive Child Health Outcomes (1R03HD101413-01) Role: Principal Investigator; Funding Agency: NIH/NICHD Period: 04/08/2020- 03/31/2022 Placental DNA Methylation, Maternal Hardship and Child Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (1K23NR017898-01) Role: Principal Investigator; Funding Agency: NIH/NINR Period: 09/26/2018– 08/31/2021 Environment, Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment & Health of Extremely Preterm Children (4UH3OD023348-03) Role: Co-Investigator; Funding Agency: NIH/OD Period: 1/9/2018-31/8/2023
Research Summary: Dr. Santos has expertise in symptom science, genomics, early life adversity, and child neurodevelopment. His research focuses the developmental origins of health and disease for at risk children. Most of his NIH-funded work focuses on the placenta-brain axis to identify genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that are predictive of later life health in children who experience early life adversity, such as social hardship and biological insults (e.g., preterm birth).
Mentorship Interest: graduate students and postdocs