Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Research Lab

Announcements & Upcoming Events:

Article featuring Dr. Wozniak:

  • Check out this article about FASD research at the U of MN

New Publication:

  • We are excited to announce the publication of our new paper in the "Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders". It discusses the results of a long-term follow-up approximately 7 years after our randomized controlled trial of choline supplementation in children with FASD.
  • Check it out here: https://doi.org/10.1186/s11689-022-09470-w 


  • Choline Nutritional Intervention Study - Recruiting 2.5-5 year old children (under 6 years old). 
  • Brain Training Study - Recruiting 8-17 year olds. 
  • For more information on the studies check out the "Research Information" tab.

New Location:

  • We just moved to the Masonic Institute of the Developing Brain located at 2025 East River Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55414!
  • To learn more about the facility click here to watch a short video.

What We Do:

  • We use the latest brain imaging techniques and neurodevelopmental tests to study the brain changes caused by prenatal alcohol exposure.
  • We are investigating the effects of computerized cognitive training and neuromodulation (mild electrical current) on the scalp on brain development in FASD.
  • We are testing nutritional interventions with the goal to optimize brain development in young children with FASD.

Our Research Team:

Lab members at Proof Alliance Benefit
Members of the FASD Lab attended a Benefit for Proof Alliance in April 2022. From left to right: Blake Gimbel, Erik de Water, Giancarlo Perez-Albela, Amy Wozniak, Mary Anthony, and Abby Ernst.



Colorful Diffusion Tensor Image of the brain

Colorful Diffusion Tensor Image of the brain

PBS News Hour - "Fetal alcohol disorders are more common than you think"