Carmen J. Williams
Institut Pasteur de Bangui
he is Deputy Chief of the Reproductive and Developmental Biology Laboratory, and leads the Reproductive Medicine Group, and holds a secondary appointment in the NIEHS Epigenetics & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory. Her group addresses the mission of the NIEHS by carrying out basic research to promote our understanding of the effects of the environment on human reproductive health, particularly during sensitive developmental windows. Research in the group focuses on basic reproductive biology of early mammalian embryogenesis including gametes, fertilization, preimplantation embryo development, and implantation. This basic bench science addresses specific questions that have direct relevance to human reproduction, including how the environment influences reproductive success.
Effects of the environment on gamete and embryo quality and reproductive tract function Signal transduction mechanisms of egg activation and preimplantation embryo development