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The OSU Laboratory of Perinatal Research

The OSU Laboratory of Perinatal Research (LPR) was established in 1988 to serve as the basic science branch for research initiatives within the OSU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM).

The LPR has been a vital component of MFM fellowship training, and has distinguished Ohio State from other obstetrics and gynecology research programs in the region.

The laboratory supports the independent research interests of MFM faculty and clinical fellows and serves as a central specimen-processing center for multicenter trials, such as those sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Disease (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network.

The laboratory is currently supported by funding from both intramural and extramural sources.

Read more about our:          
  • Current Research Activities – Studies related to inflammation and preterm birth, proteomic profiling of the STB apical plasma membrane, the influence of disruption signal transduction molecules on the migration and proliferation of embryonic stem cells and racial disparities in preterm birth.
  • News & Events – Noteworthy happenings and awards for our lab and staff

How you can support Perinatal Research.