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SEMINAR: The early life origins of cardiorespiratory disease

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Today's date is Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The early life origins of cardiorespiratory disease : School of Human Sciences (APHB) Seminar Series Other events...
Dr. Wang’s PhD was carried out with the Early Origins of Adult Health Research Group, University of South Australia. Her research focused on the associations between low birth weight and the risk of cardiovascular disease in adult life. Her studies demonstrated that reduced substrate supply in utero and low birth weight can negatively impact heart development into adult life. Dr. Wang is currently a NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow and has just moved from the Telethon Kids Institute to the School of Human Sciences in September 2017. Her research interests have now expanded to the fetal origins of respiratory disease whereby her studies are aimed at understanding the links between in utero insults and airway/lung structure-function after birth. Her data demonstrate changes in airway responsiveness as a result of intrauterine growth restriction that could influence susceptibility to asthma development and contribute to sexual dimorphism in asthma prevalence which switches from a male dominated disease in early life to a female dominated disease in adulthood.

Speaker(s) Dr Kimberley Wang, NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, School of Human Sciences, The University of Western Australia
Location Seminar room 1.81 (first floor) Anatomy building, The University of Western Australia
Contact Deborah Hull <deborah.hull@uwa.edu.au> : 6488 3313
URL http://www.aphb.uwa.edu.au/research/seminars
Start Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00
End Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:00
Submitted by Deborah Hull <deborah.hull@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:10
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