My work focuses on the mechanisms of reproduction in mammals. In particular I am interested in how the uterine muscle develops and changes during gestation such that it can expel a healthy fetus at the right time.
My work can be divided into three areas:
1) Fundamental understanding of the electrical signals produced by cells utilizing a combination of experimentation, computation and mathematical modeling
2) Understanding the mechanisms of diseases associated with dysfunction of labour in humans, such as when babies are born too early and when the uterus fails to contract properly
3) Discovering new drugs to treat these diseases and helping to develop new therapies in partnership with pharmaceutical companies.
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