Biology

Carlita Favero

Carlita B. Favero, Ph.D. is an Assistant 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 prenatal ethanol exposure on forebrain 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.

Title

Associate Professor of Biology

Department

Biology

Degrees

  • B.S., College of William and Mary
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia

Teaching

The Brain and Its Mind
Cell Biology
Developmental Neurobiology
Common Intellectual Experience

Research Interests

Effect of prenatal alcohol exposure on brain development