Human Biology Association · SoS 174- Rachael Anyim: Breastmilk, Cortisol, and Immune Function

Chris triumphs in a battle with technology while interviewing our gracious guest Rachael Anyim, a Clifford D. Clark Diversity Fellow and PhD candidate in anthropology at Binghamton University. Rachael and Chris discuss her recent abstract submission, “The effects of milk cortisol on immune responses to in vitro bacterial stimulation” and her work with immune biomarkers in infants and breastmilk. Rachael is the 2022 recipient of the HBA’s Phyllis Eveleth Student Award for her outstanding presentation during last year’s annual meeting.
Rachael recently co-authored a related methods paper with Dr. Katherine Wander and others in the Journal of Human Lactation titled “In Vitro Stimulation of Whole Milk Specimens: A Field-Friendly Method to Assess Milk Immune Activity” which you can find here:
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