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Why Some Diseases Only Affect Babies
The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute Seminar Series highlight compelling clinical topics, innovative research, and the latest developments in maternal and child health at Stanford University, and serves as a forum for engaging in conversations with other researchers and scientists across the community.

Speaker: Lawrence (Lance) S. Prince, MD, PhD, Division Chief and Professor of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine

Sep 13, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Lawrence (Lance) S. Prince, MD, PhD
Division Chief and Professor of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine @Stanford School of Medicine
Lawrence (Lance) S. Prince, MD, PhD, is the Division Chief for Neonatal and Developmental Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Prince was previously a Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Neonatology at the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego. Dr. Prince’s research interests include the molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling lung development and the maturation of the fetal and neonatal immune systems. He has a particular clinical interest in managing and treating neonatal lung diseases, especially bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in babies born extremely preterm. Dr. Prince’s research team focuses primarily on the development of innate immunity during fetal life as it impacts health and disease in preterm infants. The laboratory is investigating how microbes including Group B streptococcus exploit the unique features of neonatal macrophages to avoid immune detection and cause disease.