Dr Jessica Briffa completed her PhD investigating the role of leptin in kidney development and obesity-related kidney disease in 2015 and is an early career researcher in Professor Wlodek’s laboratory. Her research has now expanded to encompass the effect several pregnancy perturbations (intrauterine growth restriction, gestational diabetes mellitus, preeclampsia, maternal stress, maternal obesity) has on the placenta and long-term offspring cardiorenal and metabolic health. Dr Briffa has extensive expertise in the rodent physiological experiments, molecular biology and histological analyses. She has received collaborative grants from the Robinson Research Institute and LaTrobe University, and has published 21 papers (11 as first-author and 1 as senior-author).
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Current Research Focus
Pregnancy, Developmental Biology, Interventions, Molecular Biology
Field of Research Description 1114 Paediatrics and reproductive medicine 606 Physiology
- mouse/rat models
- molecular biology
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