Instructor in Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School
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Dr. Ciampa investigates the molecular signaling pathways that occur at the onset of labor, with the goal of identifying novel pathways that can be targeted to prevent and reverse preterm labor, a burdensome clinical problem for many patients. Dr Ciampa’s current projects are aimed at manipulating stress response pathways in vitro and in animal models, as well as characterizing candidate effectors in human tissues to determine the contribution of mitochondrial dysfunction and the stress response to the signals at the onset of labor.
Dr. Ciampa has also made contributions to investigations into the pathogenesis of central nervous system manifestations of preeclampsia, as well as to a study that identified novel biomarkers in the development of placenta accreta spectrum disorders.
About Erin J. Ciampa
Dr. Ciampa is a graduate of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Vanderbilt University, where she earned her MD and a PhD in Pharmacology in the laboratory of Al George, MD, where she studied the electrophysiological and biochemical properties of cardiac and neuronal voltage-gated ion channels. Her research accomplishments were recognized by conferral of the Dean’s Award upon her graduation from Vanderbilt. She completed her residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in obstetric anesthesia at BIDMC. Her research has been supported by the Harvard Anesthesia T32 training grant since 2019.