Dr Emily Camm


My research involves investigating the effects of adverse prenatal conditions, such as hypoxia and obesity, on the structure and function of the brain and placenta. My work offers insight to the potential mechanisms that may underlie the programming of neurological disorders and placental dysfunction, with the aim of developing novel clinical interventions to treat both the mother and baby.

Research Focus




oxidative stress



Clinical conditions

Alzheimer's disease

Anxiety disorders

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder


Birth defects

Cerebrovascular disorders

Cognitive impairment


Developmental disorders

Learning disabilities





Behavioural analysis

Enzyme assays

Fluorescence microscopy




No collaborators listed

Associated News Items



    Kane AD, Camm EJ, Richter HG, Lusby C, Tijsseling D, Kaandorp JJ, Derks JB, Ozanne SE, Giussani DA (2013), “Maternal-to-fetal allopurinol transfer and xanthine oxidase suppression in the late gestation pregnant rat.” Physiol Rep 1(6):e00156 Details

    Kane AD, Herrera EA, Camm EJ, Giussani DA (2013), “Vitamin C prevents intrauterine programming of in vivo cardiovascular dysfunction in the rat.” Circ J 77(10):2604-11 Details

    Tijsseling D, Camm EJ, Richter HG, Herrera EA, Kane AD, Niu Y, Cross CM, de Vries WB, Derks JB, Giussani DA (2013), “Statins prevent adverse effects of postnatal glucocorticoid therapy on the developing brain in rats.” Pediatr Res 74(6):639-45 Details


    Giussani DA, Camm EJ, Niu Y, Richter HG, Blanco CE, Gottschalk R, Blake EZ, Horder KA, Thakor AS, Hansell JA, Kane AD, Wooding FB, Cross CM, Herrera EA (2012), “Developmental programming of cardiovascular dysfunction by prenatal hypoxia and oxidative stress.” PLoS One 7(2):e31017 Details

    Herrera EA, Camm EJ, Cross CM, Mullender JL, Wooding FB, Giussani DA (2012), “Morphological and functional alterations in the aorta of the chronically hypoxic fetal rat.” J Vasc Res 49(1):50-8 Details

    Richter HG, Camm EJ, Modi BN, Naeem F, Cross CM, Cindrova-Davies T, Spasic-Boskovic O, Dunster C, Mudway IS, Kelly FJ, Burton GJ, Poston L, Giussani DA (2012), “Ascorbate prevents placental oxidative stress and enhances birth weight in hypoxic pregnancy in rats.” J Physiol 590(Pt 6):1377-87 Details


    Camm EJ, Martin-Gronert MS, Wright NL, Hansell JA, Ozanne SE, Giussani DA (2011), “Prenatal hypoxia independent of undernutrition promotes molecular markers of insulin resistance in adult offspring.” FASEB J 25(1):420-7 Details

    Camm EJ, Tijsseling D, Richter HG, Adler A, Hansell JA, Derks JB, Cross CM, Giussani DA (2011), “Oxidative stress in the developing brain: effects of postnatal glucocorticoid therapy and antioxidants in the rat.” PLoS One 6(6):e21142 Details

    Kunz N, Camm EJ, Somm E, Lodygensky G, Darbre S, Aubert ML, Hüppi PS, Sizonenko SV, Gruetter R (2011), “Developmental and metabolic brain alterations in rats exposed to bisphenol A during gestation and lactation.” Int J Dev Neurosci 29(1):37-43 Details


    Adler A, Camm EJ, Hansell JA, Richter HG, Giussani DA (2010), “Investigation of the use of antioxidants to diminish the adverse effects of postnatal glucocorticoid treatment on mortality and cardiac development.” Neonatology 98(1):73-83 Details

    Camm EJ, Hansell JA, Kane AD, Herrera EA, Lewis C, Wong S, Morrell NW, Giussani DA (2010), “Partial contributions of developmental hypoxia and undernutrition to prenatal alterations in somatic growth and cardiovascular structure and function.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 203(5):495.e24-34 Details


    Sizonenko SV, Camm EJ, Dayer A, Kiss JZ (2008), “Glial responses to neonatal hypoxic-ischemic injury in the rat cerebral cortex.” Int J Dev Neurosci 26(1):37-45 Details


    Rees SM, Camm EJ, Loeliger M, Cain S, Dieni S, McCurnin D, Shaul PW, Yoder B, McLean C, Inder TE (2007), “Inhaled nitric oxide: effects on cerebral growth and injury in a baboon model of premature delivery.” Pediatr Res 61(5 Pt 1):552-8 Details

    Sizonenko SV, Camm EJ, Garbow JR, Maier SE, Inder TE, Williams CE, Neil JJ, Huppi PS (2007), “Developmental changes and injury induced disruption of the radial organization of the cortex in the immature rat brain revealed by in vivo diffusion tensor MRI.” Cereb Cortex 17(11):2609-17 Details


    Camm EJ, Gibbs ME, Harding R, Mulder T, Rees SM (2005), “Prenatal hypoxia impairs memory function but does not result in overt structural alterations in the postnatal chick brain.” Brain Res Dev Brain Res 160(1):9-18 Details


    Camm EJ, Harding R, Lambert GW, Gibbs ME (2004), “The role of catecholamines in memory impairment in chicks following reduced gas exchange in ovo.” Neuroscience 128(3):545-53 Details

    Dieni S, Inder T, Yoder B, Briscoe T, Camm E, Egan G, Denton D, Rees S (2004), “The pattern of cerebral injury in a primate model of preterm birth and neonatal intensive care.” J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 63(12):1297-309 Details

    Duncan JR, Camm E, Loeliger M, Cock ML, Harding R, Rees SM (2004), “Effects of umbilical cord occlusion in late gestation on the ovine fetal brain and retina.” J Soc Gynecol Investig 11(6):369-76 Details


    Camm EJ, Gibbs ME, Harding R (2001), “Restriction of prenatal gas exchange impairs memory consolidation in the chick.” Brain Res Dev Brain Res 132(2):141-50 Details

    Cock ML, Camm EJ, Louey S, Joyce BJ, Harding R (2001), “Postnatal outcomes in term and preterm lambs following fetal growth restriction.” Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 28(11):931-7 Details


    Camm EJ, Gibbs ME, Cock ML, Rees SM, Hardin R (2000), “Assessment of learning ability and behaviour in low birthweight lambs following intrauterine growth restriction.” Reprod Fertil Dev 12(3-4):165-72 Details