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Biography

Dr Jemma Evans is Deputy Head of the Endometrial Remodelling Laboratory at The Hudson Institute of Medical Resaerch and a career development fellow at the School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University. Her research is focused on understanding how the lining of the uterus becomes ready (receptive) for the implantation of an embryo, as well as the key controllers of communication between the uterus and the embryo.

This readiness and communication in the peri-implantation period is critical to understand new ways to 1) improve pregnancy rates in infertile couples and 2) target these critical factors to maintain the endometrium in a non-receptive state through the development of novel contraceptives.

It is becoming increasingly clear that the local environment within the uterus can have an effect on development of the baby. Optimising this environment is, therefore, critical in ensuring the health of both mother and baby.

Dr Evans’ current research focuses on the role of obesity-associated advanced glycation end products in uterine health and maternal-embryo communication. She is also examining the role of local exosomes in the uterine environment and how these may be altered in infertile women.

Education/Academic qualification

Biochemistry (Toxicology), BSc (Hons), University of Surrey

Keywords

  • endometrial biology
  • embryo implantation
  • inflammation

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Projects 2008 2020

Research Output 2007 2019

Effects of superovulation on the endometrium

Evans, J. & Hannan, N., 2019, How to Prepare the Endometrium to Maximize Implantation Rates and IVF Success . Kovacs, G. & Salamonsen, L. (eds.). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, p. 43-53 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Menstrual fluid factors facilitate tissue repair: identification and functional action in endometrial and skin repair

Evans, J., Infusini, G., McGovern, J., Cuttle, L., Webb, A., Nebl, T., Milla, L., Kimble, R., Kempf, M., Andrews, C. J., Leavesley, D. & Salamonsen, L. A., 1 Jan 2019, In : FASEB Journal. 33, 1, p. 584-605 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Monkeys, mice and menses: the bloody anomaly of the spiny mouse

Bellofiore, N. & Evans, J., May 2019, In : Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 36, 5, p. 811–817 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

A missing piece: The spiny mouse and the puzzle of menstruating species

Bellofiore, N., Cousins, F., Temple-Smith, P., Dickinson, H. & Evans, J., 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Molecular Endocrinology. 61, 1, p. R25-R41 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

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Activities 2016 2019

  • 4 Editorial responsibility

Molecular Human Reproduction (Journal)

Jemma Evans (Associate editor)
20192022

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Scientific Reports (Journal)

Jemma Evans (Editorial board member)
20182021

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics (Journal)

Jemma Evans (Editorial board member)
20172021

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Reproduction, Fertility and Development (Journal)

Jemma Evans (Associate editor)
20162020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Press / Media

Understanding the biology and evolution of menstruation

Jemma Evans

4/01/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaPodcasts

The womb may hold the secret to healing chronic wounds

Jemma Evans

18/12/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Trying to Make a Baby? These Foods Can Affect Your Fertility

Jemma Evans

3/12/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

The impact of diet on the uterine environment

Jemma Evans

14/11/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaPodcasts

Foods for healthy conception

Jemma Evans

10/10/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment