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Cambridge Reproduction


Andrew Murray’s research interests lie in the mitochondrial responses to altered oxygen and nutrient supply, including the implications for function and health at the level of the tissue, organ and organism. Andrew has a long-standing interest in high-altitude physiology, and he is a co-Principal Investigator in the Xtreme Everest Oxygen Research Consortium. In this role, Andrew and his group have studied cardiac and skeletal muscle energetics in climbers on Everest, and the mitochondrial adaptations of highlander populations, such as the Sherpa people. A major current thread of Andrew’s research includes the study of placental metabolic function at altitude, including in adapted populations; work which has implications for pregnancies at sea level in which oxygen supply to the placenta and fetus is altered.