Active Scholars

Valerie Flores, MD 


Clinical Instructor
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 
Yale University School of Medicine

Mentor(s):  Hugh Taylor, MD

                         Haifin Lin, PhD

Chair:  Hugh Taylor, MD

Project:  The Mechanisms of Inflammation-Mediated Progesterone Resistance in Endometriosis

Yalda Afshar, MD, PhD                   


Clinical Fellow
Maternal Fetal Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

Mentor(s):  Deborah Krakow, MD

                         Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD

Chair:  Deborah Krakow, MD

Project:  Maternal-fetal hemodynamics and genetic modifiers of single-ventricle congenital heart disease

Ai-ris Collier, MD


Clinical Fellow
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Mentor:  Dan Barouch, MD, PhD

Chair:  Hope Ricciotti, MD

Project:  Maternal immune tolerance at the utero-placental interface in preeclampsia and intrauterine fetal growth restriction

Leo Han, MD


Assistant Professor
Family Planning
Oregon Health & Science University

Mentor:  Jeffrey Jensen, MD, MPH

Chair:  Aaron Caughey, MD

Project:  Understanding progestogen effects on cervical mucus

David Owen, MD, PhD


Assistant Professor
UT Southwestern Medicine Center

Mentor:  W. Lee Kraus, PhD

Chair:  Steven Bloom, MD

Project:  An integrated genomic analysis of placenta development and susceptibility to Zika virus infection across gestation

Aleksandar Stanic-Kostic, MD, PhD


Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mentor:  Thaddeus G. Golos, PhD

Chair:  Laurel Rice, MD

Project:  The Role of Innate Lymphoid Cells in Decidual  Function

Kevin Elias, MD


Assistant Professor
Gynecologic Oncology
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Mentor:  Paula Hammond, PhD

Chair:  Ross Berkowitz, MD

Project:  Targeting ovarian cancer using PAX8-directed nanotherapeutics

Jamie Lo, MD


Assistant Professor
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University

Mentor:  Antonio Frias, MD

Chair:  Aaron Caughey, MD, PhD

Project:  Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Angiography to Understand Fetal-Placental Vasculature in a Non-human Primate Model


©2018 by Reproductive Scientist Development Program. Proudly created with