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Exploring the world of human development and reproduction.
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PMID:  25023674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Susan Fisher has spent her career studying human development, proteomics, and the intersection between the two. When she began studying human placentation, there had been extensive descriptive studies of this fascinating organ that intertwines with the mother’s vasculature during pregnancy. Susan can be credited with numerous major findings on the mechanisms that regulate placental cytotrophoblast invasion. These include the discovery that cytotrophoblasts undergo vascular mimicry to insert themselves into uterine arteries, the finding that oxygen tension greatly effects placentation, and identifying how these responses go awry in pregnancy complications such as preeclamsia. Other important work has focused on the effect of post-translational modifications such as glycosylation on bacterial adhesion and reproduction. Susan has also forayed into the world of proteomics to identify cancer biomarkers. Because her work is truly groundbreaking, many of these findings inspire research in other laboratories around the world resulting in numerous follow up papers. Likewise, her mentoring and support inspires young scientists to go on and make their own important discoveries. In this interview, Susan shares what drove her science, how she continued to do important research while balancing other aspects of life, and provides insights for the next generation.
Kristy Red-Horse; Penelope M Drake; Susan Fisher
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Title:  The International journal of developmental biology     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1696-3547     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dev. Biol.     Publication Date:  2014  
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Created Date:  2014-7-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8917470     Medline TA:  Int J Dev Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  87-93     Citation Subset:  -    
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