Ordinary member: Dr Suman Rice
I graduated with a BSc (Physiology) & PhD from Kings College London. After a 7-year career break to start a family, I returned to science and am now a Senior Lecturer in Reproductive Physiology at St. George’s University of London. The focus of my research is primarily around polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and normal/abnormal folliculogenesis, using both cell lines and human primary granulosa-luteal cells. I am particularly interested in the interaction of insulin, Vitamin D and Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) on folliculogenesis and various ovarian endocrine signalling pathways. As a consequence I have a number of collaborations with clinical colleagues to investigate the impact of related pathologies – insulin resistance, Vitamin D deficiency & PCOS – on fertility.
Outside of work I enjoy baking, sewing and swimming, but my true hidden skill is in putting together flat pack furniture!!