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Pantham Lab

Understanding Placental Function in Health and Disease

​Priyadarshini (Priya) Pantham


Priya Pantham, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

​About the Lab


The Pantham Laboratory applies a combination of high-throughput, computational and physiological approaches to decipher the molecular mechanisms of placental function in pregnancy, with the aim of improving the diagnosis and management of pregnancy disorders in which the placenta plays a primary role.

​Selected Publications


1. Pantham P, Armstrong DL, Bodnariuc J, Haupt O, Johnson AW, Underhill L, Iozzo R, Lechner B, Wildman D (2021) Transcriptomic Profiling of Fetal Membranes of Mice Deficient in Biglycan and Decorin as a Model of Preterm Birth. Biol Reprod 104 (3):611-623
2. Pantham P, Chamley LW (2018) Harvesting and Characterization of Syncytial Nuclear Aggregates Following Culture of First Trimester Human Placental Explants. Preeclampsia: Methods and Protocols 1710:155-163
3. Pantham P, Rosario FJ, Nijland M, Cheung A, Nathanielsz PW, Powell TL, Galan HL, Li C, Jansson T (2015) Reduced placental amino acid transport in response to maternal nutrient restriction in the baboon. Am J Physiol-Reg I 309 (7):R740-R746