What cells make up the placenta, the least understood human organ? What controls placentation and influences vascular structure and function of the placenta? How does the placenta orchestrate communication between two distinct circulatory systems? Why is there striking variation between placentas? And finally, what causes placental insufficiency and dysfunction, and how can we prevent it?
The overarching goals of the Wallingford Lab are to advance the field of obstetric cardiovascular biology and promote the development of greatly needed innovative diagnostics and treatments. Postdocs that join the lab will have access to programs and facilities in both the Mother Infant Research Institute (MIRI) and the Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI) at Tufts Medical Center, located in downtown Boston. Research techniques will include, but are not limited to: genetics, molecular biology, cell culture and vascular tissue engineering, animal model use, and histology.
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