Lois A Salamonsen

Head of Uterine Biology Research Program
Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Professor Salamonsen’s laboratory is recognized for its contributions to our understanding of endometrial remodeling, the mechanisms underlying menstruation and abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine receptivity and embryo implantation. Its focus is on the human, with strong emphasis on translational research: this has been achieved by development of a number of cellular models, and their application for functional studies not possible in vivo in women. Her team identified new potential targets for contraception for women and the delivery of inhibitors by the vaginal route. She currently heads projects on: developing diagnostics for receptive endometrium in women; embryo-maternal interactions at implantation; and on the local microenvironment and molecular mechanisms of endometrial repair.