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Katrina Furth, Ph.D.

Associate Scholar

Katrina Furth, Ph.D. earned her doctorate in neuroscience at Boston University, performing her dissertation research at the National Institutes of Health. Since graduating, she has worked as an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Her interests include fetal and infant brain development in humans, in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology in rodents, and the use of ketamine to treat depression and model schizophrenia. Dr. Furth enjoys educating scientists and non-scientists alike about brain development and leads seminars and talks about the brain of the unborn. She believes that as people come to understand more about embryonic and fetal development, they will be more likely to support life-affirming policies.

Latest Research & News

  • Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion | May 16, 2022

    First published: February 2019 Last updated: May 16, 2022   To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion   What is a Late-Term Abortion?   “Late-term” abortion is an imprecise term, but under any “formal” definition offered or as accepted by the public at large late-term […]

  • 15 Facts at 15 Weeks | September 9, 2021

    This is issue 3 in CLI’s On Science Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: 15 Facts at 15 Weeks     This year, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which would allow Mississippi to limit abortions at 15 weeks. Medical advancements have long surpassed […]

  • Fetal EEGs: Signals from the Dawn of Life | November 27, 2018

    To view this report as a PDF, see Fetal EEGs: Signals from the Dawn of Life    As a neuroscientist, and the mother of two children, I have always wanted to know how little ones’ brains work. According to some websites I had read, electrical activity had been recorded from the brain of a human fetus […]

  • Q&A with the Scholars: Fetal Brain Development and Pain-Capability | August 22, 2018

    Katrina Furth, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in neuroscience at Boston University, performing her dissertation research at the National Institutes of Health. Since graduating, she has worked as an adjunct professor at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Furth enjoys educating scientists and non-scientists alike about brain development and leads seminars and talks about the neuroscience […]