Lorraine Frew (PhD graduate)

Lorraine Frew (PhD graduate)

Dr Lorraine Frew
MSc PhD

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PhD Graduate

PhD Project: The production and function of cervical antimicrobial peptides in pregnancy
Timescale: October 2010 – Jan 2014

Supervisors: Dr Sarah Stock, Professor Jane Norman and Dr Donald Davidson
Funding: Academy of Medical Sciences/Wellcome Trust, Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory

Following an undergraduate degree and MSc by research in Reproductive Biology at the University of Edinburgh, Lorraine studied for a PhD in the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, in collaboration with the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh. Lorraine researched the production and function of cervical antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) in pregnancy, with a particular interest in their significance in preterm labour. Preterm labour is a common pregnancy problem, which is associated with increased death and disability in babies and mothers. We believe that AMPs may be important in the pathophysiology of preterm membrane rupture and spontaneous preterm labour and that they make attractive targets for treatments to prevent preterm birth. Lorraine graduated with her PhD in 2014 and now works as a Research Laboratory Associate at the Centre for Human Reproductive Science, Birmingham

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Updated 21st Aug 2014