23 May Fellow Profile: Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri
Here at the Lister Institute we support the research of a wide range of talented biomedical scientists.
In this post we discuss the work of Dr Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri, a current Lister Fellow based at the University of Cambridge.
Dr Sferruzzi-Perri is a Lecturer in Physiology and leads a laboratory that is investigating the environmental and genetic factors that can lead to a variety of common complications during pregnancy. In particular, the research is focussed on how such factors can affect the placenta – an organ vital to any healthy pregnancy.
In this area her research interests lie in improving our understanding of the aetiology of complications during pregnancy and the regulation of developmental processes in a wider context.
The ultimate aim of this work is to help improve the approaches taken to prevent and reduce complications that can potentially be life-threatening to both the mother and child.
Dr Sferruzzi-Perri is also a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow and a Lister Institute Fellow. You can find out more about her work on the website of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.
We are very pleased to support the work of Dr Sferruzzi-Perri and look forward to sharing more about her progress in the future.