Washington University Transdisciplinary Research on Prematurity (WU-TROP) 

The research target of this project is to generate and refine new technologies that could lead to important new discoveries that could be crucial for the prevention of preterm birth. We aim to leverage the expertise and resources available across all Washington University in St. Louis and its partner institutions, to provide a strong foundation for transdisciplinary collaboration.

The three interrelated transdisciplinary research themes are:

  • High-speed functional photoacoustic endoscopy for assessment of cervical remodeling
  • Three-dimensional electrophysiology of the uterus: early electrical maturation in the etiology of preterm birth
  • The influence of chronodisruption on risk of preterm birth.