Dr. Laxmi Yeruva is a Research Leader of USDA-ARS at Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center. She studies how prenatal and postnatal factors play a role on child health and development with emphasis on the gastrointestinal tract, microbiota, brain, and immune system. Her research has been supported by federal agencies (USDA-ARS, NIH) and private industries. She serves on editorial boards, grant panels (i.e., NIH study and various international agencies), organizers conferences and mentor’s junior investigators, students, and postdoctoral fellows. Her passion is to benefit the community through scientific solutions and evidence-based results.