Erin McGillick

NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow
The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Reserach
Adjunct Research Associate
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Monash University

Melbourne, VIC

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Dr Erin McGillick is a NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Research Fellow in the Fetal and Neonatal Health research group at The Ritchie Centre (Hudson Institute of Medical Research/Monash University). Her research uses an integrative approach at the molecular and functional physiology level to understand how a compromised intrauterine environment affects lung growth and the transition from fetal to newborn life. Dr McGillick’s research has provided the molecular basis of poor lung development in fetuses from complicated pregnancies, including gestational diabetes, intrauterine growth restriction and maternal obesity. Her current work using cutting edge pre-clincal models and state-of-the-art synchrotron X-ray imaging techniques is aimed at identifying mechanisms underpinning newborn respiratory complications and at developing new/improved strategies to assist compromised babies successfully make the transition to air-breathing at birth.