Dr Hong Wa Yung

Elucidation of molecular mechanisms involving endoplasmic reticulum stress in the pathophysiology of human pregnancy complications Senior Research Associate Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 333862 Research Interests One-fifth of human pregnancies suffer from a variety of pregnancy disorders such as fetal growth restriction (FGR) and preeclampsia (PE), which threaten the lives of unborn babies and mothers as well as their wellbeing at adulthood and later life respectively. Despite decades of research, there are still no effective treatments available. The placenta is a transient organ that is vital for the success of a pregnancy. It forms the interface between the mother and her growing fetus, functioning like a “life-supporting machine” as well as shielding the fetus from maternal immune attack. Placental dysfunction is now well recognized to be central to many of…

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