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School of the Biological Sciences


Mary Marshall and Arthur Walton Professor of Reproductive Physiology, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Director, Centre for Trophoblast Research

Kathy Niakan's research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that control early human development. Learn more

Research Areas

Early development
Lineage specification
Stem cell biology
Trophectoderm initiation 


Single cell genomics
Genome editing
Stem cell-based embryo models
Stem cell derivation

Areas for Collaboration




Research Theme