Department of Reproductive Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Department of Reproductive Medicine

Louise C. Laurent, MD, PhD

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Assistant Professor of Reproductive Medicine


  • MD - University of California, San Francisco, 2001
  • PhD - University of California, San Francisco, 1998
  • Residency - University of California, San Diego,2001-2005
  • Fellowship - University of California, San Diego, 2005-2008
  • Board Certification - Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2007
  • Board Certification - Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2011


Link to Dr Laurent's Lab

Contact Information:





Clinic Locations:

Maternal-Fetal Care and Genetics - Sorrento Valley: 858-657-7200


Administrative Assistant:

  • Michelle Williams - 858.249-1205


Clinical Expertise

  • Fetal Growth Restriction
  • Maternal Medical Disorders
  • Preeclampsia
  • Prenatal Diagnosis and Imaging



Current Research

  • Ongoing projects in the lab include: biomarker discovery for prediction and diagnosis of pregnancy complications; identification and validation of key regulators of human placental development; modeling human pancreatic and hepatic development, and genomic and epigenomic characterization of different substates of pluripotency.  We also have a number of ongoing clinical research projects, including studying the clinical and psychological impacts of using next-generation sequencing for prenatal genetic diagnosis of babies with major birth defects, and studying the physical and psychological effects of bedrest compared to moderate physical activity in pregnancies complicated by preterm premature rupture of membranes.




  • California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Junior Investigator Travel Award, 2007
  • California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Clinical Fellow Training Award, 2006
  • Third Year Resident Research Award, University of California, San Diego, 2004.
  • Summa Cum Laude and Harvard Hoopes Award for Outstanding Senior Thesis in Biochemistry, 1990
  • Westinghouse Science Talent Search. First Place Award, 1987
  • Presidential Scholar, 1987
  • Harvard National Scholar, 1987.
  • Chicago Museum of Science and Industry's Outstanding Young Scientist, 1987


Recent Publications

For a full list of publications in PubMed click HERE