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 a special issue of the journal "Nutrients". It is a comprehensive and practical review of prenatal and postnatal supplementation in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. 
  • Check it out here: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030688


  • We are currently recruiting 2.5-5 year old children (under 6 years old) for our choline study! For more information click here.

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"