POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAMS

The Division of Education directs training programs for Pennington Biomedical’s postdoctoral fellows. These programs are designed to train fellows to become productive research scientists capable of establishing independent scientific careers in biomedical research. Many of our fellows are sponsored by NIH Institutional Postdoctoral Training Grants.

Monica Klempel-Donchenko, Ph.D.

Department/Laboratory:
Reproductive Endocrinology and Women’s Health

Education:
PhD, 2013, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Mentor:
Redman, Leanne M.

Current Research:
Gestational weight gain, post-partum weight loss, and maternal/fetal energy expenditure in the E-MOMS, EXPECTING SUCCESS, and PULSE studies, continued research in modified alternate day fasting

Other Research Interests:
Maternal/infant health, both during gestation and post-partum; measuring energy intake and energy expenditure in pregnant women and newborns.