Our laboratory investigates specialized survival strategies used by the embryo as it grows within the uterus. Central to the embryo's survival is the formation of an organ derived from the embryo called the placenta. This organ gains access to the maternal blood supply and facilitates the delivery of nutrients to the fetus. We study how early stem cells develop into the placenta. We have learned that the placenta is built in response to cues present in the maternal environment; and diseases of pregnancy, such as preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction, result when the embryo is not successful in its adaptations to the maternal environment. Inadequate in utero adaptive responses have potentially long-lasting impacts on adult health and disease.
Society for the Study of Reproduction Annual Meeting
July 26-29, 2022
Society for Reproductive Investigation
March 15-19, 2022
Greenwald Symposium on Reproduction
Kansas City, MO
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
October 22-26, 2022
We are saddened to by the passing of former postdoctoral fellow in the lab, Jackson Nteeba.
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction:
Marija Kuna: First Place for the Post-Doctoral Platform Competition
Marija Kuna: Lalor Foundation Merit Award
Regan Scott: 2021 Society for the Study of Reproduction Trainee Travel Award
Esteban Dominguez: 2021 Society for the Study of Reproduction Trainee Travel Award
Ayelen Moreno: 2021 Society for the Study of Reproduction Trainee Travel Award
Esteban Dominguez: Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Lalor Foundation, https://lalorfound.org/
Regan Scott: Predoctoral Fellowship from the NIH / NICHD.
Khursheed Iqbal: R21 research grant from the NIH.
ASCL2 reciprocally controls key trophoblast lineage decisions during hemochorial placenta development