Dr. Graf’s research focuses on increasing understanding of brain injury in preterm infants. Specifically, she is working to develop an animal model to investigate how changes in maternal health and inflammation affect the risk and degree of perinatal brain injury and the mechanisms of these injuries. The goal of her research is to develop new strategies to prevent and treat brain injury in preterm infants.
Marean A, Graf A, Zhang Y, Niswander L. 2011. Folic acid supplementation can adversely affect murine neural tube closure and embryonic survival. HUMAN MOLECULAR GENETICS. Vol. 20, no. 18. (September): 3678-3683.