Kerrie Foyle

Kerrie Foyle

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Kerrie Foyle is a postdoctoral researcher in the Reproductive Immunology Group headed by Prof Sarah Robertson. Her research investigates contributions of the immune system to fertility and conception.

The immune system plays a critical role in accepting the fetus, which is recognised as foreign, and facilitates tissue adaptations that support fetal and placental development. However, defective or inappropriate immune responses in pregnancy are linked to pathologies including recurrent miscarriage, preterm birth, pre-eclampsia and more.

Kerrie's research uses human blood samples and mouse models to investigate how changes in the abundance or function of anti-inflammatory cells called T regulatory (Treg) cells contributes to pregnancy health, and how they can be modulated to treat recurrent implantation failure and miscarriage to improve fertility and pregnancy success.

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