The womb is a war zone: Is the immune system the enemy or the ally?
Lauren St-Germain |
• April 2021
In pregnancy, the mother's womb is commonly thought to be a safe and nurturing environment; but in reality, it’s a warzone. In this talk, join Lauren St-Germain as she zooms in on the peculiar phase in which the mother’s entire body is faced with drastic changes. Lauren is a third year PhD candidate at UBC, studying inflammation in pregnancy. In her free time, you can find Lauren letting off steam in a hot yoga class or mentoring through the YWCA high-school mentorship program. She loves her research and is excited to share with you her passion for reproductive immunology in “The womb is a war zone: Is the immune system the enemy or the ally?”