The placenta plays critical roles in maintaining a healthy pregnancy and in ensuring timely and effective childbirth. Toxicants circulating in the maternal blood encounter placental cells with potential to modify their function and health. Emerging methodologies offer new opportunities for assessing placental health. This project aims to identify new biomarkers of placental responses to toxicant exposures.
Presented at M-cubed 2.0 Hail to the Cube (Featured TED Talk).
Presented at the Michigan Alliance for Reproductive Technologies (MART).
Presented at the Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) seminar series.
$25,000 grant from Wayne State University.
Extracellular vesicles as minimally invasive liquid biopsy biomarkers of placental health in response to toxicants
$50,000 grant from the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research.
$37,500 grant from Michigan State University