About Styliani Goulopoulou, PhD
Research at Dr. Goulopoulou’s lab focuses on maternal vascular physiology of pregnancy in health and disease. Our vision is to establish an evidence-based framework that defines the role of pregnancy history in women’s vascular health and risk for cardiovascular disease. We integrate our expertise in vascular physiology with a diverse group of collaborators with expertise in genetics, behavioral endocrinology, computational biology, and maternal-fetal medicine to develop pregnancy appropriate therapeutic solutions and prediction models of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Our currently funded projects aim to determine the role of circulating cell-free mitochondrial DNA in the pathogenesis and maintenance of maternal cardiovascular dysfunction in preeclampsia. To address our research questions, we use a multi-method multi-model quantitative approach with experimental models spanning from cells and isolated tissues to experimental models of healthy pregnancy and pregnancies with placental ischemia, as well as human tissues and clinical data. Dr. Goulopoulou's research group is committed to creating, cultivating, and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team of scientists that work together to find solutions to improve women’s health during pregnancy and throughout lifespan.