Modeling Pregnancy Disorders

December 13, 2016 (Noon – 1 p.m.)


Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch (PPB), Division of Extramural Research (DER), NICHD


6710B Rockledge Drive, Room 1427, Bethesda, MD


Nihar Ranjan Nayak External Web Site Policy, D.V.M., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His laboratory’s research focuses on changes in blood vessels that occur during implantation and pregnancy. The lab seeks to identify problems that occur early, during implantation, and how these issues may contribute to the development of pregnancy-related diseases.  

Dr. Nayak’s presentation will address the unique characteristics of human placental development, methods to study maternal-fetal interactions, physiological processes that may contribute to preeclampsia—a pregnancy complication that causes high blood pressure and kidney damage—and challenges in using animal models to study pregnancy disorders.

This presentation is part of the Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch Speaker Series.  

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Reon Holloway.


Reon Holloway, PPB, NICHD
Tel: (301) 435-3777

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