Welcome from the Director
Welcome to the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, an internationally known research center established to promote research training relating to women's and children's health with focus on reproductive biology, immunology, oncology, toxicology and prenatal medicine. Our scientists are shaping the understanding of how human being's health is molded even before the fetus begins to grow. We integrate basic, translational and clinical research with the purpose of improving women's health. We have the infrastructure in place to actively contribute to the community as the leading translational center for women's health.
The Mott Center has championed a life-span perspective to reproductive health and an ecological approach to growth, development and well-being. We recognize our responsibility to engage our unique urban environment as we approach reproductive life sciences from bench to bedside and into the community. We are about breaking down barriers and unifying the necessary technologies with expert physician-scientists and the patients we serve.
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News and announcements
- Kang Chen secures $1.93 million NIH award to tackle early infant morbidity due to increasing incidences of food allergies
- Jayanth Ramadoss, Ph.D., joins Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty
- We Can Do Better Podcast hosted by Senator Adam Hollier
- Mott Center Core Equipment
- We are now on Spotify!
- Paternal preconception phthalate exposure alters sperm methylome and embryonic programming
- Placenta-derived interferon-stimulated gene 20 controls ZIKA virus infection
- Melatonin interferes with COVID-19 at several distinct ROS-related steps
- Leucine zipper transcription factor-like 1 (LZTFL1), an intraflagellar transporter protein 27 (IFT27) associated protein, is required for normal sperm function and male fertility
- Stress decreases host viral resistance and increases Covid susceptibility in embryonic stem cells