'What I do' live chat: Obstetrician scientist Phil Baker

By Paul Harper

Obstetrician scientist Professor Phil Baker. Photo / supplied
Obstetrician scientist Professor Phil Baker. Photo / supplied

This week for our "What I do" series, we'll be speaking to obstetrician scientist Professor Phil Baker.

Professor Baker is director of Gravida: National Centre for Growth and Development, and has a particular interest in pregnancy complications preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction.

Other research interests include vascular adaptation to pregnancy, placental cell invasion, placental cell turnover, endothelial progenitor cells, adverse pregnancy outcome in teenage pregnancies, foetal origins of adult disease (such as schizophrenia) and the effect of maternal stress on pregnancy outcome, and MRI imaging in pregnancy.

Ask your questions below and Dr Baker will answer them from midday.

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf04 at 27 Sep 2016 08:09:22 Processing Time: 516ms