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Insights into Placental Development: Does Genetic Sex Matter?

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Seminar Title: Insights into Placental Development: Does Genetic Sex Matter?

Presenter: Dr. Alexander Beristain, Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UBC and an Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital

Dr. Alexander Beristain is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UBC and an Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital. A major focus of his lab investigates both the cellular and molecular processes that direct trophoblast cell biology in early placental development. Utilizing state of the art cell isolating techniques and three-dimensional culture systems, they investigate:

– Trophoblast-intrinsic factors that regulate cell motility and early organ development
– Maternal derived factors (predominantly immune cells) that play underlying roles in dictating trophoblast fitness and function
– Global gene expression and gene regulatory mechanisms specific to highly-specialized invasive subsets of trophoblasts

All seminars will be held on Zoom.