Mrs Nurul Izza Ismail
Izza obtained her Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) and Master of Science in Biotechnology at the Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Research | Current
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of maternal immune response in early pregnancy
The aim of this project is to develop computational models that describe the key signaling pathways that regulate the interaction between placental cells (trophoblasts) and maternal immune cells present at the interface between the uterus and placenta (specifically uterine/decidual natural killer cells which make up 75-80% of the immune cells in human and primate tissue at this interface).
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Ismail, N. I., Cooling, M. T., & Clark, A. R. (2015). Towards a biophysical understanding of maternal immune cell regulation during pregnancy. Paper presented at Diagnostic Drug Device Discovery (D4), Dunedin, New Zealand. 25 November - 26 November 2015.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alys Clark