Publications

The following are peer-reviewed publications from my research activities in medical biomaterials and feto-maternal medicine. The major focus of my research career is on biomaterials created from the proteins of  silk threads spun by the domesticated silkworm, Bombyx mori. These biomaterials act as a structural and/or functional support for the transplantation of ocular cell types to treat blinding diseases such as corneal endothelial dystrophy and age-related macular degeneration. My earlier work pertains to profiling the biochemical cues preceding preterm labour in an effort to devise a point-of-care in vitro diagnostic test to determine the risk of early delivery.

 

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Further development of silk sericin as a biomaterial: comparative investigation of the procedures for its isolation from Bombyx mori silk cocoons (2016)

  • Traian V. Chirila
  • Shuko Suzuki
  • Natalie C. McKirdy

Chapter 11: Prostaglandins and parturition (2014)

  • Natalie C. McKirdy
  • Hassendrini N. Peiris
  • Gregory E. Rice
  • Murray D. Mitchell

Eicosanoids as Diagnostics for Preterm Labor (2013)

  • Natalie C. McKirdy

  • Gregory E. Rice 

  • Murray D. Mitchell