Dr Douglas Gibson is a postdoctoral research fellow in the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh. His research is focussed on determining the impact of local steroid signalling in endometrial function demonstrating novel roles for intracrine estrogen and androgen signalling in fertility. These studies offer insights into the regulation of stromal differentiation (decidualisation), immune cell function and vascular remodelling. He is the recipient of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility Postdoctoral Scientist Award and is Chair of the Queen’s Medical Research Institute Postdoctoral Society. He enjoys travelling and plays basketball in his spare time.