Marta Cristina Antonelli

Short CV

Marta C. Antonelli received her Biochemist and PhD degree in Neurochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Upon receiving her PhD degree, she moved to Seattle, WA, USA for a postdoctoral stay at the Veterans Administration Medical Center/University of Washington. Back in Buenos Aires, she is currently head of the Laboratory of Perinatal Programming of Neurodevelopment at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires and holds a position as Principal Researcher of the CONICET (National Research Council). The focus of her research is centered in the study of the offspring outcome in a rodent model of prenatal restraint stress. For two consecutive periods, she was recipient of the August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship Program (Technische Universität München) to develop a translational project at the Frauenklinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany, to investigate the long term effect of prenatal stress on children outcome and identify potential biomarkers to orient early interventional programs in humans.

Selected Awards

2016 August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship Program (TUM)

2009 President of the International Society for Neurotoxicity

1987 Postdoctoral Fellowship (International), CONICET. Argentina

1984 Postdoctoral Fellowship (National), CONICET. Argentina

1979 Doctoral Fellowship. CONICET. Argentina 

Research Interests

Prenatal stress, dopamine, glutamate, corticolimbic system, rats, crossfostering, cortisol, HPA axis, autonomic nervous system, biomarkers, neurodevelopment, epigenetics, DNA methylation, plasticity, substance use disorders, early stimulation.

Publications as TUM-IAS Fellow


  • Lobmaier, Silvia M.; Müller, A.; Zelgert, C.; Shen, C.; Su, P. C.; Schmidt, G.; Haller, B.; Berg, G.; Fabre, B.; Weyrich, J.; Wu, H. T.; Frasch, M. G.; Antonelli, M. C.: Fetal heart rate variability responsiveness to maternal stress, non-invasively detected from maternal transabdominal ECG. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2019 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )