Larry Chamley

Associate Professor Larry Chamley is the head of the Biology and Immunology of Reproduction Research Group at The University of Auckland. He has interests in how the human placenta evades the maternal immune system and the contribution of trophoblast debris to the tolerance of the maternal vascular and immune systems to normal pregnancy, as well as the role of abnormal trophoblast debris in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. He has a long standing interest in how antiphospholipid autoantibodies induce recurrent miscarriage and preeclampsia. Larry also has an interest in human gamete antigens and their contribution to infertility and their potential use to develop new contraceptive strategies. Larry completed his BSc at the University of Waikato before moving to The University of Auckland to complete both his MSc and PhD. As a Health Research Council of New Zealand Overseas Research Fellow he studied complement control proteins at the University of Liverpool with Peter Johnson before returning to Auckland to establish his own research group.