Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Research Associate







Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





  • Assistant Supervisor to PhD students (Johnson group; Parturition research)
  • Personal Tutor for BSc Medical Biosciences (Year 2) students 
  • Researcher: human uterine (myometrium) biology in the context of labour 

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Lai PF, Young RC, Tribe RM, et al., 2021, Evaluating aminophylline and progesterone combination treatment to modulate contractility and labor‐related proteins in pregnant human myometrial tissues, Pharmacology Research & Perspectives, Vol:9, ISSN:2052-1707, Pages:1-18

Li JKH, Lai PF, Tribe RM, et al., 2021, Transcription factors regulated by cAMP in smooth muscle of the myometrium at human parturition., Biochemical Society Transactions, Vol:49, ISSN:0300-5127, Pages:997-1011

Lai PF, Georgiou EX, Tribe RM, et al., 2020, The impact of progesterone and RU-486 on classic pro-labour proteins & contractility in human myometrial tissues during 24-hour exposure to tension & Interleukin-1β, Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Vol:500, ISSN:0303-7207

Herbert BR, Markovic D, Georgiou E, et al., 2019, Aminophylline and progesterone prevent inflammation-induced preterm parturition in the mouse, Biology of Reproduction, Vol:101, ISSN:1529-7268, Pages:813-822

Stanfield Z, Lai PF, Lei K, et al., 2019, Corrigendum: Myometrial transcriptional signatures of human parturition, Frontiers in Genetics, Vol:10, ISSN:1664-8021

Shah NM, Lai PF, Imami N, et al., 2019, Progesterone-related immune modulation of pregnancy and labor, Frontiers in Endocrinology, Vol:10, ISSN:1664-2392

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