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Shannon Bainbridge is an assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences and an affiliate investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). She obtained her Ph.D. from Queen’s University (Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology) with a dissertation that focused on the effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy. Professor Bainbridge went on to complete two post-doctoral fellowships, the first at Magee-Womens Research Institute (Pittsburgh, PA) and the second at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto, ON). In both fellowships her research examined how different biological and genetic influences affect early placental development in the context of both healthy and pathological pregnancies.
Professor Bainbridge’s current research program addresses two common and debilitating complications of pregnancy, preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction. The aims of her research program are to: 1) understand the molecular basis of these complications within the placenta; 2) identify molecular subclasses of these complications; 3) identify unique biomarkers that can be used to screen and identify these different subclasses of disease; 4) identify molecular candidates within the placenta that can be targeted for tailored therapeutic treatment of the different subclasses of disease. Methodology used within her laboratory includes gene and protein analysis, in vitro cell/tissue culture and in vivo models.
|2006||Ph.D.||Reproductive Anatomy and Cell Biology||Queen's University|
|2001||B.Sc.H.||Life Sciences||Queen's University|