Kristen Noble, MD, PhD
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Fetal and neonatal immunology, Group B Streptococcal infection during pregnancy, macrophage biology
Dr. Noble is interested in understanding the immune response to bacterial infection during pregnancy. Her laboratory uses in vivo mouse modeling of ascending Group B Streptococcal infection in mid-late pregnancy, ex vivo infection of term human placental macrophages and in vitro models to determine the impact of gestational age on the response to infection and to study mechanisms that regulate the onset of fetal inflammation.