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Carlita Favero

Our lab studies the impact of casual drinking during pregnancy on brain development in a mammalian model system (Swiss Webster mice).

Carlita B. Favero, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience at Ursinus College. She received her B.S. in Biology and Elementary Education from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience in the lab of James W. Mandell, Ph.D. and did a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Noelle D. Dwyer, Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. She joined the Ursinus College Biology Department and Neuroscience program in 2010.

Dr. Favero’s lab studies the impact of casual drinking during pregnancy on brain development using a mammalian model system (Swiss Webster mice). She is particularly interested in the effects on the development of axonal connections between the thalamus and cerebral cortex. These connections are essential for proper sensation and perception and may underlie sensory processing defects evident in humans with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.




  • B.S., College of William and Mary
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia


Fundamentals of Neuroscience
Cell Biology

Glial Cell Biology
Developmental Neurobiology
Common Intellectual Experience

Research Interests

Effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on brain development