Dr Rebecca Spencer is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist who studied and trained in the UK and is currently working on her PhD at University College London where she is also teaching undergraduate students. She was awarded a Gold Medal for the MRCOG test and obtained a position in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2011.
It is estimated that 2-3 out of 100 babies born worldwide has a genetic defect that can sometimes result in significant health issues. The EVERREST Project, which is the focus of our Lecturer’s PhD, aims at the development of a new treatment for Placental Insufficiency, a condition that leads to fetal growth restriction and possible stillbirth.
The topic of her Lecture will be: “The EVERREST Project: can maternal gene therapy treat severe fetal growth restriction?” Complications that occur in Pregnancies and their possible treatments are not a field of medicine that is sufficiently researched and such projects aim at making sure that pregnant women get the best possible care and early detection of such defects makes it possible for new treatments to be found, essentially providing options where there have previously been none.
Check out the interview of Dr Spencer for ICMS 2017: http://icmsbg.org/interview-dr-rebecca-spencer/
More about her research profile you can find here: