The overarching goals of our laboratory are to:

  1. further our understanding of the mechanisms that regulate the growth and survival of the equine embryo and fetus through studies of normal and failing pregnancies, ultimately improving equine reproductive health, efficiency and welfare. 
  2. use our studies of horse pregnancy to inform us about key basic biological mechanisms relevant to human reproductive health.
  3. educate and train undergraduate and graduate students and support career progression of postdoctoral researchers.
H and E section through a day 46 fetus showing the early development of the major organs
H and E section through a day 46 fetus showing the early development of the major organs. This illustrates just how many important developmental events take place in the first 6 weeks of pregnancy and why understanding the mechanisms of how the placenta support this is so important.

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