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Anschutz Medical CampusBuilding 50013001 East 17th Place Aurora, Colorado 80045


Recent Publication and Journal Cover
Check out our journal cover on the March 2007 issue of the journal Endocrinology.

Welcome to the Winn Lab located at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus. We are in the Division of Basic Reproductive Sciences in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

The goal of this lab is to understand human placental development; ultimately to improve the health of mothers and infants.

We study the remarkable process of human placental development. Interestingly, while the placenta is one of the defining characteristics of mammals, the architecture and development of the mamalian placenta is not highly conserved. The human placenta is one of the most invasive placentas and results in the formation of an organ which comprises cells both from the fetus and the mother. How this chimeric organ forms and is not rejected is truly remarkable. The fetal cells dramatically remodel the maternal vasculature to bring large volumes of maternal blood to the placenta. The mechanisms that regulate both interstitial and endovascular invasion are not well understood.

Learn more about our studies of the human placental development process.

Mission Statement

  • To inspire and train future generations of scientists in reproductive biology.
  • To understand basic placental biology as it relates to diseases of pregnancy.
  • To bridge clinical and basic science investigation with the ultimate goal of improving the health of women and infants.

University of Colorado researchers will receive about $52 million, creating up to 520 jobs.  

The School of Medicine graduates primary care physicians at twice the national rate, helping to alleviate a national shortage in the field.

University of Colorado researchers will receive about $52 million, creating up to 520 jobs and countless scientific breakthroughs.

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