About Rowan Karvas

Rowan is a graduate student in biological sciences studying reproductive and stem cell biology. The main focus of her research is studying the interactions of trophoblasts derived from human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells with the extracellular matrix. An inability of these trophoblasts to invade deeply enough into the maternal endometrium results in the condition Preeclampsia, a potentially deadly complication affecting ~5% of all pregnancies.
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