Ramkumar Menon, PhD, MS

  • 6998 Citations
  • 46 h-Index
1994 …2022
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Research interests

Our research is focused on the mechanisms of pre-term premature rupture of the human fetal membrane (pPROM), which is associated with 40% of premature births and leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. My laboratory is examining factors that cause premature aging (senescence) of human placenta as a cause of pPROM and prematurity.


  • pPROM
  • Pre-term premature rupture of the human fetal membrane
  • premature birth
  • human placenta

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Projects 2013 2022

Research Output 1994 2019

  • 6998 Citations
  • 46 h-Index
  • 201 Article
  • 9 Review article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Letter

Association between periodontal disease and preterm prelabour rupture of membranes

Radochova, V., Stepan, M., Kacerovska Musilova, I., Slezak, R., Vescicik, P., Menon, R., Jacobsson, B. & Kacerovsky, M., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Periodontal Diseases
Periodontal Index
Women's Rights

Cervix Stromal Cells and the Progesterone Receptor A Isoform Mediate Effects of Progesterone for Prepartum Remodeling

Heuerman, A. C., Hollinger, T. T., Menon, R., Mesiano, S. & Yellon, S. M., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Reproductive Sciences.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stromal Cells
Cervix Uteri
Protein Isoforms
Progesterone Receptors
1 Citation (Scopus)

Circulating Exosomal miRNA Profile During Term and Preterm Birth Pregnancies: A Longitudinal Study

Garbhini Study Team, Feb 1 2019, In : Endocrinology. 160, 2, p. 249-275 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Term Birth
Premature Birth
Longitudinal Studies

Exosomes Cause Preterm Birth in Mice: Evidence for Paracrine Signaling in Pregnancy

Sheller-Miller, S., Trivedi, J., Yellon, S. M. & Menon, R., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 608.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Paracrine Communication
Premature Birth

Fetal Membrane Organ-On-Chip: An Innovative Approach to Study Cellular Interactions

Richardson, L., Gnecco, J., Ding, T., Osteen, K., Rogers, L. M., Aronoff, D. M. & Menon, R., Jan 1 2019, In : Reproductive Sciences.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Extraembryonic Membranes
Epithelial Cells
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