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The Sones Lab

Our laboratory focuses on the basic mechanisms of function, control, and signaling at the maternal-fetal interface during pregnancy in health and disease using the horse and mouse as model species.

Investigations employ functional genomics to identify key misregulated events of pregnancy that contribute to adverse outcomes, such as fetal growth restriction, preeclampsia, and maternal/fetal death.

The ultimate goal of our research is to develop  interventions that ensure pregnancy success and survival of mother and baby.


News from 2022 Experimental Biology Meeting:

Camille Landry was the recipient of a 2022 Horwitz/Horowitz Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award. She presented a scientific poster entitled Kisspeptin and Sex Steroid Hormone Receptors Are Upregulated at the Maternal-Fetal Interface of the Preeclamptic-like BPH/5 Mouse.

Dr. Viviane Gomes was the recipient of the 2022 Cell & Molecular Physiology Section Steven M. Horvath Research Recognition Award. She presented an oral abstract and scientific poster entitled Artificial Synchronization of Sex Steroid Hormones Normalizes Kisspeptin Expression and Placentation in the Preeclamptic-like BPH/5 Mouse.


Congrats to Olivia Geels and her award winning research poster!

1st place Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day, DVM clinical research

olivia geels and phi zeta poster

First published paper describing the BPH/5 male hypertensive mouse! Frontiers Pediatrics: Beckers et al. 2021 

"Genotypic analysis of the female BPH/5 mouse, a model of superimposed preeclampsia", is now published in PLOS ONE. Sones et al. 2021

 See the latest published research from the Sones lab in the open access journal, Biology!

"Complement in Reproductive White Adipose Tissue Characterizes the Obese Preeclamptic-Like BPH/5 Mouse Prior to and During Pregnancy" by Olson et al. 2020


Merck awards check to student
Ms. Kalie Beckers receives prestigious award from the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Merck! 

2019 Vet Student AAEP/Merck Winners


Dr. Jenny Sones presenting a white coat to a student

Dr. Jenny Sones presented DVM/PhD student Kalie Beckers with her white coat at the LSU SVM White Coat Ceremony on February 3, 2020.