Modeling pregnant uterine tissue for contractile studies
Department of Pharmacology
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Dr. Burkin obtained a B.A. in Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Burkin completed postdoctoral training and joined the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in 2013. Dr. Burkin’s research focuses on understanding molecular molecular regulation of premature labor and identifying drugs to prevent preterm birth. The Burkin lab is working to create models of synthetic human uterine tissue to facilitate these studies. Awards from the NIH (K99/R00), the Mountain West Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network, the Nevada INBRE, and the Nevada Women’s Health Initiative have funded Dr. Burkin’s research.