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Kristina M Adams Waldorf

Professor, gäst

Avd för obstetrik och
Journalvägen 6 kvinnoklin su/östra
41685 Göteborg
Kvinnokliniken su östra
41685 Göteborg

Om Kristina M Adams Waldorf

About Kristina Adams Waldorf Researchfield: Microbiology; Immunology; Prenatal and Perinatal Research; Translational and clinical research Research areas - Medical and Health Sciences

  • Basic Medicine

Cell and Molecular Biology Microbiology in the medical area Microbiology Clinical bacteriology Immunology in the medical area

  • Clinical Medicine

Rheumatology and Autoimmunity Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine Obstetrics and women's diseases Obstetrics and gynaecology Reproductive and perinatal care Pediatrics

  • Other Medical Sciences

Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified Prenatal and perinatal research

Current research Her research interests have focused on infections in pregnancy, preterm birth and fetal injury related to Group B Streptococcus, E. coli and more recently, the Zika virus. Her laboratory is actively investigating the following areas: 1) virulence and host factors that contribute to bacterial and viral trafficking into the amniotic cavity and fetus, 2) how activation of innate immune responses by pathogens within the placenta and fetus contributes to pregnancy complications and fetal injury, 3) how disruption of maternal-fetal tolerance by pathogens contributes to preterm birth, and 4) the role of novel therapeutics to prevent preterm birth and fetal injury due to pathogens. She is also studying the long-term outcomes of infections in pregnancy in Scandinavian health registries.

Main topics: 1. Pregnancy infections 2. Preterm birth 3. Fetal brain and lung injury 4. Placenta 5. Developmental origins of health and disease.

Financier: National Institutes of Health Burroughs Wellcome Fund March of Dimes