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Centre for Trophoblast Research



Professor Kathy Niakan


Inaugural Director

The inaugural Director and administrative head of the Centre  Professor Graham Burton is now retired.


Centre Administrator

Noelia Corral-Ferre


Laboratory Manager

Emma Eastwell


Board of Managers

This Board decides on the funding priorities for the Centre, and elects to Studentships and Next Generation Fellowships.


Professor Kathy Niakan, Mary Marshall and Arthur Walton Professor

Dr Francesco Colucci, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr Peter Rugg-Gunn, Babraham Institute

Professor Gordon Smith FMedSci, Prof of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dr Erica Watson, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience


Scientific Advisory Board

This Board advises on all aspects of the scientific programme, policy, and future directions of the Centre.



Professor Hilary Critchley, University of Edinburgh


Professor Annettee Nakimuli, Makerere University

Professor Theresa Powell, University of Colorado

Professor Yoel Sadovsky, Magee-Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh

Professor Hubert Schorle, University of Bonn Medical School