Ms Pooja Suresh Poojary

Lecturer

Department of Clinical Embryology

Qualification: BSc; MSc, PhD (ongoing)

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Teaching post-graduate students

    Involved in IVF lab services

Effect of maternal exposure of metformin on fetal gonadal development and their reproductive potential

Metformin is a dimethylbiguanide drug prescribed for the treatment of diabetes mellitus due to its hypoglycemic activity and has an important role in reproductive medicine for the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) as it reduces androgen levels and restores ovulation. There are reports indicating that metformin can increase sex hormone binding globulin level and decrease testosterone level in maternal and fetal circulation which might alter the intrauterine environment for the growing fetus especially the male progeny. Therefore, the present study is aimed at elucidating the effect of metformin on hormonal levels, ovarian function, embryo development and reproductive potential of the progeny in diabetic and PCOS condition.

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Andrology, Pre-implantation embryology, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), Fertility Preservation

Area of Expertise

Pre-implantation embryology, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Area of Research

Male and Female infertility, Polycystic ovarian syndrome