Carlita B. Favero, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience at Ursinus College. She received her B.S. in Biology and Elementary Education from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience in the lab of James W. Mandell, Ph.D. and did a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Noelle D. Dwyer, Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. She joined the Ursinus College Biology Department and Neuroscience program in 2010.
Dr. Favero’s lab studies the impact of casual drinking during pregnancy on brain development using a mammalian model system (Swiss Webster mice). She is particularly interested in the effects on the development of axonal connections between the thalamus and cerebral cortex. These connections are essential for proper sensation and perception and may underlie sensory processing defects evident in humans with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
- B.S., College of William and Mary
- Ph.D., University of Virginia
Fundamentals of Neuroscience
Glial Cell Biology
Common Intellectual Experience
Effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on brain development