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Jane A Foster, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry Neuroscience, McMaster University

Jane Foster, PhD joined the McMaster University faculty in 2003. She holds a research appointment with the University Health Network in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as well as a scientific position with St. Michael’s Hospital.

Dr. Foster is an active researcher with two translational networks, The Province of Ontario Neurodevelopment Disorders Network (POND) and the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND). Her research focuses on the role of immune-brain and gut-brain interactions on neurodevelopment, behavior, and brain function. The Foster Lab includes a behavioral unit designed to measure human behavior across the lifespan.

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