April Ronca, Ph.D.
Dr. Ronca received her BS in Psychology and her PhD in Neuroscience from the Ohio State University as a Presidential Fellow. Her previous positions include Associate Research Scientist in the Program in Neural Science at Indiana University, and Director of the Developmental Neurobiology and Behavior Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center. Dr. Ronca’s research is focused on mammalian pregnancy, birth and the transition from prenatal to postnatal life with an emphasis on prenatal origins of neurodevelopmental disorders. Her studies utilize a translational approach involving prenatal and postnatal imaging of small mammals as well as neurobiological, biochemical and behavioral techniques to elucidate effects of the prenatal environment and birth complications on brain and behavioral phenotypes throughout the lifespan.