Preterm Birth Research
Our investigators are at the forefront of clinical and translational research to understand, predict and prevent preterm birth using cutting edge tools ranging from microbiome analysis to novel cervical imaging and studies of electrical activity of the uterus.
March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center
Washington University is home to one of five Prematurity Research Centers established by the March of Dimes Foundation. This virtual center brings together investigators across disciplines to forge a transdisciplinary team focused on predicting and preventing preterm births.
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Clinical trials in premature birth
Basic science labs and studies:
- Research projects
- Infection and preterm birth (Mysorekar Lab)
- Hybrid imaging system to study preterm labor (Wang Lab)
Researchers investigating premature birth include a collaborative group of faculty members in the Department of Ob/Gyn’s Division of Maternal-Fetal Health and Ultrasound, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Division of Clinical Research and Center for Reproductive Health Sciences, as well as the School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Microbiology.
Sarah K. England, PhD
Vice Chair, Research
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Medicine, Ob/Gyn
Associate Program Director, Prematurity Research Center
Indira Mysorekar, PhD
James P. Crane Professor, Ob/Gyn
Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Director, Center for Reproductive Health Sciences
Molly J. Stout, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn
Yong Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiology, Biomedical Engineering
- Amanda Lewis, PhD (Molecular Microbiology)