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Summer research was also supported by a Tulane Committee on Research Fellowship to Dr. Bayer

Summer research was also supported by a Tulane Committee on Research Fellowship to Dr. Bayer

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R01 Funding

Dr. Bayer and team are the recipients of a new R01 award from the National Institutes of Health – Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Imaging Transport Across the Maternal-Fetal Barrier

When combined with contrast agents, photoacoustic imaging can be used to investigate the transport of key molecules across the placental barrier. For example, placental transport of folate, a critical nutrient for development, may be altered in the presence of specific medications. How the presence of specific medications changes the folate available to the fetus is being studied with our imaging techniques. This work is funded by a Research Competitiveness Subprogram grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents.

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BFIL work presented at World Molecular Imaging Congress 2019

BFIL member Dylan Lawrence and Principal Investigator Dr. Carolyn Bayer traveled to Montreal, Canada to present the work of the lab at World Molecular Imaging Congress 2019.