Dr. Rachel West of Auburn University was presented the 2022 KY Cha Award in Stem Cell Technology at the ASRM Annual Meeting by Jean Kyung-Ah Lee, Executive Director of the Headquarters of CHA Reproductive Medicine Division and Professor of the Department of Biomedical Science, College of Life Sciences, CHA University, Korea.
Grant Project Title: Using a 3D human trophoblast stem cell model to investigate the sexual dimorphism of the placental innate immune response
Dr. West is an Assistant Professor in the Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology Department at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. She received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Colorado State University and completed post-doctoral training at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine. Her current research interests include using stem-cell based models to investigate the human peri-implantation placenta and the molecular mechanisms the contribute to implantation failure.