Mary Marshall and Arthur Walton Professor of the Physiology of Reproduction, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
Professor Graham Burton is the Mary Marshall and Arthur Walton Professor of the Physiology of Reproduction in the Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. His research focusses on human early placental development, and the involvement of the placenta in complications of pregnancy such as miscarriage, intrauterine growth restriction and pre-eclampsia.
In particular, his team is interested in the effects of oxygen, hypoxia, and oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress on trophoblast differentiation and function at the molecular and cellular levels. By understanding these at the basic science level, they aim to develop novel therapeutic interventions to improve outcome in complicated pregnancies.
Professor Burton is the Director of the University's Centre for Trophoblast Research and also the European Editor of Placenta.