Genetic and environmental factors in embryogenesis and cardiomyogenesis
Wnt signalling and development:
Wnt signalling is a key regulator of vertebrate heart development. Understanding signalling pathways in cardiomyogenesis may identify novel ways to treat damaged hearts.
Environmental exposure on embryonic development.
How do maternal lifestyle factors and environmental exposures, such as pollution, disturb fetal development in the human? We aim to understand impact of adverse pregnancy conditions, such as maternal obesity or smoking, can derail the “programming” of adult health.