Meghan Koch


Fred Hutch, 

Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions

Genetics, Genomics & Evolution

Microbiology, Infection & Immunity

Maternal influence of neonatal health

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Weintraub Room: A2-163 Box: A2-025 Phone: 206-667-3655

Lab Information

Location: Fred Hutch Building: Weintraub Room: A2-185 Box: A2-025 Phone: 206-667-6525 https://research.fhcrc.org/koch/en.html

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Autumn
Rotation, Spring
Rotation, Summer
Rotation, Winter

Research Summary

My lab studies how maternal-neonatal interactions promote offspring health. We take a comprehensive approach, incorporating techniques from microbiology to cellular immunology and embracing new methodologies whenever applicable. Recently, we demonstrated that breast milk-derived maternal antibodies limit neonatal immune responses to the microbiota. Current efforts are aimed at defining the mechanisms by which maternal antibodies achieve these effects as well as identifying and characterizing novel maternal-offspring interactions.