School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Located in the Mott Center for Human Growth & Development at Wayne State University School of Medicine, the Peri-Implantation Development Laboratory is investigating mammalian embryogenesis during the first week of development and its impact on subsequent events during pregnancy. Delineating the mechanisms that regulate blastocyst implantation into the uterine endometrium will help address health issues related to infertility and obstetrical pathologies. Randy Armant directs the research, which focuses on preimplantation development, blastocyst differentiation, trophoblast biology, and placentation, using rodent and human model systems.


Recent Publication - Fetal genome profiling at 5 weeks of gestation after noninvasive isolation of trophoblast cells from the endocervical canal