Cerebra (Shakti Haddad) is a mutant comic book character in the fictional Marvel Universe. She is a founding member of the X-Men 2099 of 2099 and founder of X-Nation 2099. Her creators were John Francis Moore and Ron Lim.
Cerebra became a founding member of the futuristic version of the X-Men gathered together by Xi'an Chi Xan and a mainstay throughout the series. However, most of her support was not in combat but was behind the scenes. When she is first introduced, she recruited a mutant named Timothy Fitzgerald aka Skullfire into the fold.
Later Cerebra showed up during the battle with Master Zhao and his group of Chosen X-Men. Zhao had used unstable technology to further mutate his chosen group in order for them to more closely resemble the group of original X-Men (Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and Beast) but this process had left the unwilling guinea pigs in a condition where their cellular structure was deteriorating. After the battle when this fact was discovered, Cerebra went about trying to find a way to cure their condition by placing them in cryogenic suspension. It became a pet project for her and almost cost her her life. When Xi'an finally turned on the team, the Theatre of Pain came to collect the three surviving mutants, just after Shakti had discovered a way to save the three. Shakti tried to stop them, but was knocked out by Xi'an. He set explosives in Master Zhao's old base, but Shakti woke up in time to wake the other X-Men and escape the base before it exploded.
Soon afterwards the X-Men attacked the Theatre of Pain and Xi'an was restored to his old self and the X-Men were made the protectors of Halo City. Shakti's father, Zail, sought refuge in Halo City from the Graverobber, a former employee who had been turned into a corpse-like zombie due to Zail's negligence. The Graverobber and his Undead took Halo City hostage and the Halo City administrator, Morphine Somers, used Zail as bait to capture the Graverobber. Due to Morphine's plan, Zail was seriously wounded, but survived and Shakti and Zail made peace.
President Doom came to Shakti with a rumor of a soon-to-come mutant Messiah. He or she was supposed to come in the body of a young child, so Doom wanted to ensure that the young savior would be in his hands. He gave Shakti the task of collecting and training these children in Halo City and thus X-Nation was born. Shakti taught some classes and gave anger management counseling. Unfortunately the team was torn apart by a combination of the revived Exodus and the invading Atlantean army. The water-breathers, incurring heavy fatallities, kill the staff of the X-Nation orphanage, the Sisterhood of the Howling Commandos. The kids are left homeless. Around this time, Shakti learns she is pregnant but the fate of her child is not made clear.
In the follow-up limited series 2099: World of Tomorrow, Shakti's nervous system is attacked by Franklin, a robot who was created by Reed Richards to store the world's knowledge. Shakti loses her mutant power and the use of her legs. Shakti's father was able to repair the damage done to her nervous system, but could not restore her mutant powers or the use of her legs. She became one of the members of the new colony in the Savage Land which finally seemed to bring humans and mutants together peacefully.
Neonatal Dietary Cholesterol and Alleles of Cholesterol 7-[alpha] Hydroxylase Affect Piglet Cerebrum Weight, Cholesterol Concentration, and Behavior1,2
Feb 01, 2008; Abstract This experiment was designed to test the effect of polymorphism in the cholesterol 7-α hydroxylase (CYP7) gene locus and...