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School of the Biological Sciences



Associate Lecturer, Department of Pathology

Andrew Sharkey's research interests include embryo implantation, diagnosis and treatment of infertility, development of novel approaches to contraception, placental development and the causes of pre-eclampsia and the interaction of the maternal immune system with the placenta. Learn more. 


Research Areas

Pregnancy initiation
Placental development 
Immunology of pregnancy
Natural killer cells
Regulation of immune responses


Primary cell isolation and culture
Flow cytometry
Fluorescent and confocal imaging
RNA sequencing
Gene network analysis and bioinformatics


Research Themes

  Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health