Reverse translation to better understand fetal growth restriction

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Honours students
Number of Honour Places Available
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Associate Professor Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino 84584355 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Associate Professor Natalie Hannan
Professor Stephen Tong

Summary This project will involve laboratory studies on novel proteins we have identified as deranged in the circulation of women carrying a small baby.

Project Details

Fetal growth restriction occurs when a baby fails to reach its predetermined growth capacity during pregnancy. It is a leading contributor to stillbirth, a devastating tragedy that effects 1:130 pregnancies in Australia.

Our laboratory has identified numerous proteins that are deranged in the maternal circulation of women carrying a small baby. This project will involve laboratory studies to ascertain the function of these novel proteins and begin to elucidate their contribution to the pathogenesis of this pregnancy complication.

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine

Research Opportunities

PhD students, Honours students
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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