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Eleonora Staines Urias

Eleonora Staines Urias

Eleonora Staines Urias

Research Fellow in Early Human Growth

I graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2006 with a degree in Medicine. I came to the UK in 2007 to complete an MSc in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and started my PhD at LSHTM soon after. On gaining my PhD I joined the department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM as a research fellow working on the study of genetic and non-genetic factors of pre-eclampsia.

For my PhD studies, I worked closely with the GenPE study in Colombia, a case-control study in pre-eclampsia included in the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2 (

As a postdoctoral fellow at LSHTM, I collaborated with the InterPregGen (International Pregnancy Genetics) study, an international project funded by the EU that, including groups from the UK, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, aiming to identify genetic variants that predispose to pre-eclamspia (

Since April 2016, I joined the INTERGROWTH-21st Project, an international study of growth and development from early pregnancy to infancy, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As the lead analyst for the INTERBIO-21st Study (, I will focus on the effects of nutrition on fetal growth and development in healthy and complicated pregnancies, and use epigenetic profiling of cord blood and placental tissues to understand better the causes of the IUGR/SGA and preterm birth syndromes.

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