|Specialty / Research Interest
- Using animal models to study the pathogenic mechanism of various types of birth defects, including neural tube defects, cardiovascular and renal malformations, cleft palate and caudal regression.
- Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying increased risk to early pregnancy loss and birth defects in diabetic pregnancy.
- Developmental origin of diabetes and metabolic syndrome (obesity and hypertension) in offspring of diabetic pregnancy.
- Develop in utero therapeutic intervention to reduce the risk of birth defects and prevent transgenerational passage of diabetes and associated diseases.