Early adversity may determine rate of telomere attrition as adults, new finding by Steffi Mayer

How does early trauma stay with us? 


Dr. Stefanie Mayer has found that early life adversity is a predictor of not just shorter telomere length but also greater shortening over time. 

What is the imprint that stays with us? Stefanie's new grant (NIA K99 career development award), will examine the ways we react to stress on a daily basis, and how we can alter that to be more stress resilient and promote physiological balance.