I am a post-doctoral research scientist in Dr. Duncan Sparrow’s group. I obtained my PhD in Brisbane, Australia, investigating the impacts of periconceptional alcohol exposure on the early embryo, uterine environment and placental formation. In 2016 I was awarded the Australian and New Zealand Placental Research Association (ANZPRA) New Investigator award for this work. My current position now investigates how other environmental exposures such as maternal iron deficiency can alter heart development and lead to conditions such as congenital heart defects.
Periconceptional ethanol exposure induces a sex specific diuresis and increase in AQP2 and AVPR2 in the kidneys of aged rat offspring
Dorey ES. et al, (2019), Physiological Reports, 7
Environmental Risk Factors for Congenital Heart Disease
Kalisch-Smith JI. et al, (2019), Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, a037234 - a037234
IMPACTS OF MATERNAL IRON DEFICIENCY ON THE MOUSE PLACENTAL-HEART AXIS
Kalisch-Smith J. et al, (2019), PLACENTA, 83, E47 - E48
Periconceptional alcohol exposure causes female-specific perturbations to trophoblast differentiation and placental formation in the rat
KALISCH-SMITH J. et al, (2019), Development
Effects of periconceptional maternal alcohol intake and a postnatal high-fat diet on obesity and liver disease in male and female rat offspring.
Gårdebjer EM. et al, (2018), Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 315, E694 - E704