Preterm delivery, preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction are complications that affect 10% of all pregnancies. Some of the characteristics of these diseases are abnormal placentation, abnormal growth of the fetus, increase in systemic blood pressure, increase in trophoblast apoptosis and others. Trophoblasts are specialized epithelial cells responsible for facilitating the exchange of nutrients and wastes between maternal and fetal compartments. As such, deviation from normal trophoblast functioning may play a significant factor in the development of these complications during pregnancies.
Provo, UT 84602
Lab Number: (801) 422 -3798
Office Number: (801) 422-3221
Assistant Professor of Physiology
& Developmental Biology