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Dr Andrew M Sharkey

Fellowship Type
College Position
Director of Studies in Pre-clinical Medicine
University Position
Associate Lecturer in Department of Pathology
BA in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry) at Cambridge (Christ’s College). MA, Cambridge PhD, University of Edinburgh. The genetics of malaria (plasmodium chabaudi)
Research Interests
My research is focussed on various aspects of female reproductive health. These include: embryo implantation, causes and treatment of infertility and early placental development.

Lots of evidence suggests that abnormal placental development early in pregnancy is associated with common diseases that develop later in pregnancy, including pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction (FGR) and miscarriage. Abnormal placentation can also have lifelong consequences on health outcomes through fetal programming.

My aim is to develop methods to better predict women at risk of pre-eclampsia and FGR and to improve clinical management of these conditions.
Awards & Prizes
Roche Young Investigator Award, 13th Rochester Trophoblast conference, Meres Research Fellowship, St John’s College Cambridge
Teaching Interests
I lecture on the Part 2 course on implantation and early development the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (PDN). I supervise the Endocrinology and Reproductive Sciences module of the 1B pre-clinical medicine course for several colleges. Demonstrator for histopathology practicals in the Pathology department.
Other Interests
African history, Rowing, Badminton.