Scholar Roster

2009 - Present

 

Valerie Flores, M.D.
2019

Clinical Instructor

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Yale University School of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06510

Phone:  203-824-9643

Email:  Valerie.flores@yale.edu  

Mentor: Hugh Taylor, MD & Haifan Lin, PhD

Chair:  Hugh Taylor, MD

Research Project:  The Mechanism of Inflammation-Mediated Progesterone Resistance in Endometriosis 

Yalda Afshar, M.D., Ph.D.
2019

Clinical Fellow
Maternal Fetal Medicine

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


10833 Le Conte Avenue

Room 27-139 CHS

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: 

Email:  yafshar@mednet.ucla.edu

Mentor:  Deborah Krakow, MD & Luisa-Iruela-Arispe, PhD

Chair:  Deborah Krakow, MD

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

Leo Han, M.D
2018

Assistant Professor
Family Planning

Oregon Health & Science University

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road

Portland, OR  97239

Phone:    503-494-2160

Email:    hanl@ohsu.edu


Mentor:  Jeffrey Jensen, MD, MPH

Chair:  Aaron Caughey, MD

Research Project:  Understanding progestogen effects on cervical mucus

Ai-ris Collier, MD
2018

Clinical Fellow
Maternal Fetal Medicine

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

330 Brookline Avenue, Kirstein

Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617-667-4836

Email:  acollier@bidmc.harvard.edu

       

Mentor:   Dan Barouch, MD, PhD

Chair:  Hope Ricciotti, MD

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

David Owen, MD, PhD
2017

Assistant Professor
Generalist

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, TX  75390

Phone: 214-648-6716

Email: david.owen@utsouthwestern.edu


Mentor:  W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D.

Chair:  Steven Bloom, M.D.

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

Pai-Jong Stacy Tsai, MD
2017

Assistant Professor
Maternal Fetal Medicine

University of Hawaii

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

1319 Punahou Street

Honolulu, HI 96826

Email:  tsai36@yahoo.com

Mentor: Monika Ward, Ph.D.

Chair: Ivica Zalud, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Project: Effects of maternl diabetes on placental and fetal epigenome

*Stacy ended her participation with RSDP on 6/30/18*

Aleksandar Stantic-Kostic, M.D., Ph.D. 2016

Assistant Professor
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

202 South Park Street

Madison, WI 53715

Phone: 608-417-4229

Email: stanickostic@wisc.edu


Mentor: Thaddeus G. Golos, Ph.D.

Chair: Laurel Rice,  M.D.


Research Project: The Role of Innate Lymphoid Cells in Decidual Function

Kevin Elias, M.D. 2016

Assistant Professor
Gynecologic Oncology

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

75 Francis Street

Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-732-4269

Email: kelias2@partners.ogr


Mentor: Paula Hammond, Ph.D.

Chair: Ross Berkowitz, M.D.


Research Project: Targeting Ovarion canceer using Pax8-mediated activation of nanoparticle therapies

Phase II: Targeting ovarion cancer using PAX8-directed nanotherapeutics

Jamie Lo, M.D.
2016

Assitant Professor

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Oregon Health & Science University

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, L458

Portland, OR 97239

Phone: 503-494-2101

Email: loj@oshu.edu


Mentor: Antonio Frias, M.D.

Chair: Aaron Caughey, M.D., Ph.D.


Research Project: To understand regional differencess in placental development and functional output inn a non-human primate model


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

Kathleen (Kate) O'Neill, M.D., MTR. 2015

Clinical Fellow 
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

University of Pennsylvania

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

3701 Market Street, Suite 800

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-662-6100

Email: Kathleen.O'neill2@uphs.upenn.edu


Mentor: Rebecca Simmons, M.D.

Chair: Deborah Driscoll, M.D.


Research Project: Function impact of differential expression and DNA methylation in mouse oocytes and embryos resulting from maternal diet-induced obesity

Ken Lin, M.D.., Ph.D.
2015

Clinical Fellow 
Gynecologic Onocology

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

MC 9032

Dallas, TX 75390

Phone: 214-648-3026

Email: Ken.Lin@utsouthwestern.edu

Email:kenyulinn@gmail.com


Mentor: W.Lee Kraus, Ph.D.

Chair: Steven Bloom, M.D.


Research Project: Charcterization of mechanism of action of Poly (ADP-ribose) inhibitors in ovarion cancer


Phase II: Discovery and Funcitional Analysis of Proteins regulated by Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase-1 in Ovarion

Nina Nuangchamnong, M.D.
2015

Assistant Professor 
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

University of Iowa

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

200 Hawkins Drive

Iowa City, IA 52242-1080

Phone: 319-356-3617

Email: Nina-Nuangchamnong@uiowa


Mentor: Val Sheffield, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair: Kimberly Lesile, M.D.


Research Project: Investagating the role of neural progenitor cells in fetal-onset hydrocephalus


Phase II: BBS3 plays a unique role in the pathogenesis of fetal hydrocephalus i a ciliopathy mouse model

Stephaine Valderramos, M.D., Ph.D. 2015

Assistant Professor
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

University of California, San Francisco

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

513 Parnassus Avenue

Room HSE 1623, Box 0556 

San Francisco, CA 94143

Phone: 310-206-6558

Email: Stephanie.Valderramos@ucsf.edu


Mentor: Susan Fisher, Ph.D.

Chair: Linda Giudice


Research Project: Placental Malaria: The Role of Fetal Macrophages in Placental

Inflammation


Phase II: Placental Malaria: Inflammation and Pathogenesis ( Phase II Not Awarded)

Andrea Goldberg Edlow, M.D., M.Sc. 2014

Clinical Fellow
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

55 Friut Street, Their-9

Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-2402

Email: aedlow@partners.org


Mentor: Stacy Bilbo, M.D.

Chair: Jeffrey Ecker, M.D.


Research Project: The effects of aternal diet-induced obesity on fetal brain development and offspring behavior


Phase II: Sex-specific effects of maternal diet-induced obesity on fetal brain development and offspring behavior

Lynae Brayboy, M.D.
2014

Clinical Fellow
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Brown University

Women and Infiants Hospital of Rhode Island

101 Dudley Street, Floor 1

Providence, RI 02911

Phone: 215-687-3524

Email: lynae_brayboy@brown.edu


Mentor: Gary Wessel, Ph.D.

Chair: Maureen Phipps, M.D., MPH


Research Project: The role of Multidrug resistant ransporters in the protection of the ovary from chemotherapy


Phase II: Multidrug Resitant Transporters are Essential in Normal Ovarion Physiology

Shruthi Mahalingaiah, M.D.
2014

Assistant Professor
Reproductive Endrocrinology and Infertility

Boston University School of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

85 E. Concord Street, 6th Floor

Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-414-7305

Email: shruthi.mahalingaiaih@bmc.org


Mentor: Ann Ashengrau, M.S., Sc.D.

Chair: Aviva Lee-Parritz, M.D.


Research Project: Enviromental determinants of polycystic ovary syndrome

Daniel A. Kahn, M.D., Ph.D.
2013

Assistant Professor
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

108333 LeConte Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Phone: 310-206-9734

Email: dkahn@mednet.ucla.edu


Mentor: David Baltimore, Ph.D.

Chair: Gautam Chaudhuri, M.D., Ph.D.


Research Project: Mechanistic Understanding T Regulatory Cell Trafficking in Normal and Pathologic Pregnancies


Phase II: Using markers of immune dysregulation to predict preeclampsia

Amanda N. Kallen, M.D.
2013

Fellow and Clinical Instructor
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Yale University School of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

333 Cedar Street, P.O. Box 2080603

New Haven, CT 06520

Phone: 203-737-5619 (Work)

Email: amanda.kallen@yale.edu


Mentor(s): Haifan Lin, Ph.D.

Yingqun Huang, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair: Hugh Taylor, M.D.


Research Project: H19 Long Non-Coding RNA Mediated Regulation of Gene Expression in Granulosa Cells


Phase II: Regulation of steroidogenic enzymes by the estradiol responsive IncRNA H19

Rolanda L. Lister, M.D.
2013

Assistant Professor 
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Divison of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

B-1100 Medical Center North

Nashville, TN 37232-2519

Phone: 615-322-0093

Email: rolanda.1.1ister@vanderbilt.edu


Mentor: Bin Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair: Irwin R. Merkatz, M.D.


Research Project: DNA methylation in Diabetes Induced Cardiac Embryopathy

Katherine Fuh, M.D., Ph.D.
2012

Instructor
Gynecologic Oncology

Washington University School of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

425 South Euclid Avenue, BJC-IH, 10th Floor

St.louis, MO 63110

Phone: 314-362-8115

Email: kfuh@wudosis.wustl.edu


Mentor: Greg Longmore, M.D.

Chair: George A. Macones, M.D., M.S.C.E.


Research Project: The Development of a model of human-in-mouse ovarion carcinoma


Phase II: Functional Genomics of Ovarion Cancer Metastasis

Jennifer K. Hodges, M.D., Ph.D. 2012

Assistant Professor
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Winn Lab, MS6813, RC-2

12700 E. 19th Avenue, P15-3650A

Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-492-8304

Email: Jennifer.K.Hodges@ucdenver.edu


Mentor(s): Virginia D. Winn, M.D., Ph.D.

Thomas R. Cech, Ph.D.

Chair: Nanette F. Santoro, M.D.


Research Project: Investigations into human placental biology


Phase II: Long non-coding RNAs in human placental development (Phase II Not Awarded)

Patricia T. Jimenez, M.D.
2012

Instructor
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology 

5323 Harry Hines Boulevard

Dallas, TX 75390

Phone: 214-648-4747

Email: patricia.jimenez@utsouthwestern.edu


Mentor: Carole R. Mendelson, Ph.D.

Chair: Steven L. Bloom, M.D.


Research Project: Study of hormone-regulated microRNAs in the endometrium and during implantation


Phase II: Hormonal regulations of miRNAs during implantation and decidualization

Bo Yu, M.D.
2012

Assistant Professor
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

University of Washington

1959 NE Pacific Street

Seattle, WA 98195

Phone: 206-616-8305

Email: by26@uw.edu


Mentor: R. David Hawkins. Ph.D.

Chair: David A. Eschenbach, M.D.


Research Project: Identifying Mechanisms of diminished ovarion function with epigenomic approaches


Phase II: Identifying mechanisms of age-related diminished ovarion function with epigenomic approaches

Jesse K. Dorais, M.D.
2011

Private Practice
Utah Fertility Center

University of Utah 

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

617 3rd Avenue

Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Phone: 801-628-5147

Email: Jessie.Dorais@hsc.utah.edu


Mentor: Bradely R. Cairns, Ph.D.

Chair: C. Mathew Peterson, M.D.


Research Project: Germline Gene Packaging: Characterization and Consequence

Rebecca Phaeton, M.D.
2011

Associate Professor 
Gynecologic Oncology

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Penn State College of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Division of Gynecologic Onocology

Mail Code H'103

500 University Drive

PO Box 850

Hershey, PA 17033-0850

Phone: 717-531-8144

Email: rphaeton@hmc.psu.edu


Mentor: Craig Meyers, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair: John T. Repeke, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.


Research Project: Novel Therapy for HPV-related Cervical Cance with Radiolabeled Antibodies to E6 and E7 Oncoproteins


Phase II: Viral Antigens of HPV-induced Cervical Cancer

Mark K. Santillian, M.D.
2011

Assistant Professor
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

200 Hawkins Drive

Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: 319-353-7489

Email: mark-santillan@uiowa.edu


Mentor: Allyn Mark, M.D.

Chair: Kimberly K. Lesile, M.D.


Research Project: Eluciadating the molecular mechanisms of Indoleamine 2,3 Dioxygenase (IDO) in Preclampsia


Phase II: Effectors of Vascular Function in Preeclampsia

S. Zev Williams, M.D., Ph.D.
2011

Assosciate professor
Reproductive Endocrinology

Columbia University, Irving Medical Center

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

622 West 168th Street, PH 16

New York, NY 10032

Phone: 212-305-5515

Email: zevwilliams@gmail.com


Mentor: Thomas Tuschl, M.D., Ph.D.


Research Project: Transposons and piRNA in Female Reproductive Health and Disease

Hye J. Heo, M.D.
2010

Assistant Professor
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Winthrop University Hospital 

Department of OB/GYN

259 1st Street

Mineola, NY 11501

Phone: 516-663-8661

Email: jkuo@mednet.ucla.edu


Mentor(s): Nir Barzilai, M.D.

John M. Greally, M.B., Ph.D., and Francine H. Einstein, M.D.

Chair: Irwin R. Merkatz, M.D.


Research Project: Epigemetic dysregulation and fetal orgins of age-related disease

John Kuo, M.D., Ph.D.
2010

Assistant Professor
Reproductive Endocrinology

University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

10833 Le Conte Avenue, 22-150 CHS

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Phone: 310-794-4344

Email:jkuo@mednet.ucla.edu


Mentor: Paul Micevych, Ph.D.

Chair: Gautam Chaudhuri, M.D., Ph.D.


Research Project: Membrane Estrogen receptor-alpha intraction with metabotropic glutamate receptor 1a is required for rapid estradiol signaling in hypothalamic astrocytes

Janos L. Tanyi, M.D., Ph.D.
2010

Clinical Fellow

Gynecologic Oncology

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Jordan Center for Gynecologic Center at Pennsylvania

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

3400 Civic Center Blvd., Third Floor West

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-615-6815

Email: Janos.Tanyi@uphs.upeen.edu


Mentor: George Coukos, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair: Deborah A. Driscoll, M.D.


Research Project: Multi "omics" profiling of Immunogenic ovarion carcinoma

Nataki C. Douglas, M.D., Ph.D.
2009

Associate Professor
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Director of Basic Science Research 

Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical Science Building, Room E-569

185 south Orange Avenue

Newark, NJ 07103

Phone: 973-972-5516

Email:nataki.douglas@rutgers.edu


Mentor(s): Jane E. Salmon, M.D., and 

Robin L. Davison, Ph.D.

Chair: Frank A. Chervenak, M.D.


Research Project: Inappropriate Activation of Complement as a Pathogenic Mechanism in Preeclampsia

Shari E. Gelber, M.D., Ph.D.
2009

Assistant Professor
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Weill Cornell Medical College

525 East 68th Street, Room M-712

New York, NY 10065

Phone: 212-746-3266

Email: shg7001@med.cornell.edu


Mentor(s): Jane E. Salmon, M.D. and

 Robin L. Davison, Ph.D.

Chair: Frank A. Chervenak, M.D.


Research Project: Inappropriate Activation of Complement as a Pathogenic Mechanism in Preeclampsia

Katherine P. Himes, M.D.
2009

Assistant professor

 Maternal-Fetal Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh 

Magee-Womens Hospital 

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science

300 Halket Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3180

Phone: 412-641-4874

Email: himekp@UPMC.EDU


Mentor: J. Richard Chaillet, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair: William Allen Hogge, M.D.


Research Project: Inappropriate

Monica A. Mainigi, M.D.
2009

William Shippen, Jr. Assistant Professor of Human Reproduction
Associate Program Director, REI Fellowship Program

University of Pennsylvania

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Department of Adolescent Medicine

3701 Market Street, 8th Floor, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19104-5509
Phone: 215-662-2972

Email:  monica.mainigi@pennmedicine.upenn.edu


Mentor(s): Marisa Bartolomei, Ph.D., and

Richard M. Schultz, Ph.D.

Chair: Deborah A. Driscoll, M.D.


Research Project: Developmental competence of the mammalian oocyte: studied utilizing an in vitro model of follicular maturation

Iris L. Romero, M.D., M.S.
2009

Assistant Professor
Family Planning

The University of Chicago

Department  of Obstetrics and Gynecology

5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2050

Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: 773-702-6722

Lab: 773-702-8334

Email: iromero@babies.bsd.uchicago.edu


Mentor: Ernst Lengyel, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair: Arthur Haney, M.D.


Research Project: Hormonal Chemoprophylaxis of Ovarion Cancer

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