Dr Krina Zondervan is interested is women's health conditions, particularly endometriosis. Dr Zondervan studies genetic, molecular and environmental factors influencing this complex disorder.
Women suffering from endometriosis experience severe pelvic pain and may suffer from infertility. Endometrial-like cells develop outside the uterine cavity. These cells are influenced by hormonal changes and respond similarly as the cells lining the uterus. Causes of endometriosis remain unknown and treatments are limited to either surgery or the use of hormonal drugs.