Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Research Associate







Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





  • Researcher: human uterine (myometrium) biology in the context of pregnancy and labour  
  • Assistant Supervisor to PhD students (Johnson group; Parturition research)
  • Personal Tutor for BSc Medical Biosciences students 
  • Committee Member: Imperial As One (IAO) staff network 

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Zhang J, Chen J, Richardson JP, et al., 2022, Targeting an Initiator Allergen Provides Durable and Expansive Protection against House Dust Mite Allergy, Acs Pharmacology & Translational Science, Vol:5, Pages:735-751

Lai PF, Lei K, Zhan X, et al., 2021, Labour classified by cervical dilatation & fetal membrane rupture demonstrates differential impact on RNA-seq data for human myometrium tissues., PLOS One, Vol:16, ISSN:1932-6203, Pages:1-22

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

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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