Meet Padma Murthi, Ferring Innovation Grant recipient
Title: Senior Research Fellow, PhD,Monash University, Australia
Research Project: Investigating the role of novel peptide as an effective target to improve placental function in preeclampsia
We have identified a novel placental protein receptor which is critical not only for placental growth but also for improved blood flow to the developing foetus. Through this study we ultimately aim to improve placental function in pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia.
What motivated you to work in this area? I am a placental biologist, and fascinated by this area of science.
Most exciting thing about your research project? The placenta is the key to foetal development and growth, therefore identifying critical regulators of placental growth and function is of utmost importance for pregnancy and foetal outcome. It is exciting that our research could help keep mothers and babies healthy.
Most challenging part of your research project? Developing appropriate tools to study the events that occur in utero in human pregnancy.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Articulate, enthusiastic and creative
Interesting fact about yourself? I am passionate about placental biology!
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