The placenta is a specialized support organ that allows the growth and development of the fetus. In intrauterine development, the placenta fulfills fundamental functions of protection, anchoring and transport between the maternal and fetal circulation. Genetic, environmental, transcriptional and epigenetic factors actively participate in the formation of this interface. Our research group is interested in evaluating the epigenetic effects of cigarette smoke exposure in placentas of pregnant women. Specifically analyzing alterations in methylation levels of some transcription factors involved in the response to allergy.
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adriana rojas MORENO
Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Chemistry, Masters in Sciences - with emphasis in Genetics, PhD in Sciences, Mention: Cellular Molecular Biology and Neuroscience
Profesor at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
MD, PhD , Pathologist at HUSI
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana · Department of Pathology
ALEJANDRA CAÑAS ARBOLEDA
Dr. Alejandra Cañas Arboleda graduated as an Internist in 2002 at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in the city of Bogotá; He finished his specialization in Pulmonology in 2004 at the same university.
From 2006 to 2007 he conducted a fellowship in Pulmonary Transplantation and Interventional Pulmonology at the University of Pennsylvania in the city of Philadelphia.
OLGA MORENO NIÑO
MSc, Cytologist at PUJ