Event Details

Monday, 30 January 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UQCCR Auditorium, Level 2 Building 71
UQ Location:
Centre for Clinical Research (Herston)
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Event Contact

Mrs Luminita Vlad
334 65500
Org. Unit:
UQ Centre for Clinical Research

Event Description

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Dr. Ramkumar Menon, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, Texas, USA, has been working in the area of Perinatal Biology and Reproductive Immunology for the past 25 years to understand the pathways and mechanisms of spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) and preterm prelabor rupture of the membranes (pPROM). Earlier in his career, Dr. Menon, developed an in vitro organ explant system to determine the response of human fetal membranes in response to various risk factors of PTB and pPROM. This model and its variations are now widely used to understand fetal immune and endocrine responses by many investigators around the globe.upture of the membranes (pPROM).

His work highlights how aging of fetal membranes generate specific signals and how they are propagated between feto-maternal tissues via exosomes. This novel signaling mechanism by exosomes is expected to contribute immensely to our understanding of parturition process at term and preterm.

Directions to UQ

To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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