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Leadership


Louise Laurent, MD, PhD

Professor
Vice Chair for Translational Research​
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and 
Reproductive Sciences

Research Interests: Biomarker discovery for 
preeclampsia and other pregnancy complications, 
with a focus on extracellular RNA's; mechanisms 
underlying normal and abormal human 
development.

Contact: llaurent@health.ucsd.edu
https://profiles.ucsd.edu/louise.laurent
Lab Website


Mana Parast, MD, PhD

Professor
Director of Perinatal Pathology
Division of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Pathology

Research Interests: Understanding the development and function of the placenta and its impacts on both fetal growth and development and maternal health; placental pathology in the setting of preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, and stillbirth.

Contact: mparast@health.ucsd.edu
https://profiles.ucsd.edu/mana.parast