REGENERATION IN THE UTERUS
WHAT WE DO
We study the uterus to advance reproductive health and regenerative medicine. Menstruation involves the degradation and shedding of substantial portions of the uterine lining (endometrium), which necessitates massive, rapid repair as the menstrual cycle begins anew. The human endometrium regenerates robustly ~400 times over the reproductive lifespan, rendering it an exceptional resource to identify mechanisms of regeneration.
WHY WE DO IT
Understanding the remarkable biology of the uterus is critical to address the longstanding unmet needs of hundreds of millions of patients around the world with infertility, endometriosis, adenomyosis, endometrial cancers, and abnormal uterine bleeding.
HOW WE DO IT
We use high-resolution live microscopy to watch and perturb regeneration in real time, and use a variety of genetic, molecular, and cell biological approaches to mechanistically dissect these processes over single-cell and tissue length scales.
We are excited to help support you in doing cool science, learning new things, and defining and achieving your professional goals.
Harvard undergraduate students
Please email Kara your CV and a short description of your research interests.
Students interested in graduate training in the lab must first be accepted to one of the Harvard Integrated Life Sciences graduate programs. These programs do not require a faculty sponsor to apply. Once students start in the program, they perform rotations in a variety of different labs. If you are a current Harvard graduate student interested in a rotation, please email Kara.
Please email Kara your CV, a short description of your research interests, and contact information for 3 references.
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.
We are grateful to our funders for their support