In the Implantation Group, we are interested in molecules and pathways that effect implantation. We are also working on endometrial receptivity and its ultrastructural and molecular changes during ovarian stimulation. Some of the inflammatory and growth factors in blastocysts that are effective in implantation are investigated in our group. We intend to study epigenetical changes in blastocysts obtained from hormonestimulated mice in the near future. Our group has also researched embryo freezing and the epigenetical effects of vitrification on some of the genes involved in embryo and placenta growth that showed these genes were down regulated after embryo vitrification. Epigenetic changes have an important role in this process.
Bahar Movaghar, PhD
M Khojastefard, MSc