Updated March 1, 2019
From womb to tomb: Our mission is understanding how early experiences influence life-course health.
*Breaking news*: TPLH and collaborators at SNPRC, UTHSCSA, and Wake Forest Health received a National Institute on Aging U19, one of the largest grants given by NIA.
Health and Economic Impact of TPLH Research
We study pregnancy and early life to understand how environmental influences lead to illnesses such as obesity and diabetes, which are costly to the nation and individuals. The American Diabetes Association estimates obesity and diabetes alone cost over $250 billion a year.
TPLH Research Programs
The TPLH baboon programs are based at the Southwest National Primate Research Center.
- The Obesity Epidemic: Causes & Preventative Interventions through the Life-course
- Aging & Life-course Health Program
- Brain Development & Life-Course Function Program
- Cardiovascular System Development & Life-course Function Program
- Kidney Development & Life-course Function Program
- Baboon Imaging Program
Collaborations and Grants Held at Other Institutions
- TPLH and the Mexican National Institutes of Medical Sciences and Nutrition
- Studies on Transgenerational Passage of Programming by the TPLH Group in Collaboration with the University of Wyoming
- Long-term Effects of Early Nutrition on Later Health
- The Brain Age Project
TPLH Unique Baboon Housing Facilities
- August 2018: TPLH Collaborator Dr. Anderson Kuo Wins Early Investigator Award from Journal of Physiology
- In a 2018 Journal of Physiology Paper, TPLH & Mexican National Institutes of Health Researchers Establish Genetic Changes to Offspring to Obese Mothers that Predispose to Liver Disease
- TPLH Researcher Dr. Hillary F. Huber Received a 2017 Best Investigator In-Training Poster Award from the Society for Reproductive Investigation
- TPLH research collaboration makes the cover of March 2017 Journal of Physiology and is an Editor’s Choice Featured Article
- Dr. Peter Nathanielsz was awarded an honorary research professorship in 2016 at the University of London
- TPLH Researcher Dr. Shanshan Yang Received a 2016 Pfizer President’s Presenter Award from the Society for Reproductive Investigation
- TPLH Student Junfei Li Awarded First Prize for Presentation at UTHSCSA Passport 2015
- Leading Biomedical Researcher Joins UW Faculty
- “Unequal Beginnings”: New article in The Economist emphasizes the importance of early development on lifetime health
- TPLH Researcher Dr. Ablat Tursun Received a 2015 Pfizer President’s Presenter Award from the Society for Reproductive Investigation