Professor Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino awarded 2023 ARC Future Fellowship
Professor Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino from the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Newborn Health has been awarded a 2023 Round 1 ARC Future Fellowship for research exploring protease inhibitors in placental development and maturation.
Professor Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino from the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Newborn Health.
Awarded $1.11m, Professor Kaitu’u-Lino is expected to generate new knowledge around whether SPINTS play a fundamental role in disparate animals that independently derived a placenta, suggesting convergent genetic evolution.
The project is likely to result in interdisciplinary collaboration, produce novel models, and promote future projects in many species. The project should also result in significant benefits toward advancing knowledge in reproductive biology, have economic and commercial benefits, and further enhance Australia’s outstanding reputation in the field.
Professor Kaitu’u-Lino is a renowned expert in the field of pregnancy complications. She co-leads the Translational Obstetrics Group at the Mercy Hospital for Women, and is currently an MDHS Dame Kate Campbell Fellow. She holds an NHRMC Ideas Grant, and an ARC Discovery project grant.