People

Faculty

David Abbott

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Neuroendocrine Function, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Elaine Alarid

Professor, Oncology

Estrogen Response

Lisa Arendt

Assistant Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Obesity; Breast cancer; Mammary gland; Inflammation; Stromal/epithelial interactions

Sebastian I Arriola Apelo

Assistant Professor, Dairy Science

Lactation biology, nutrient and hormonal regulation of milk protein synthesis

Craig Atwood

Associate Professor, Medicine

Hormone regulation of aging and Alzheimer's Disease

Anjon Audhya

Professor, Biomolecular Chemistry

Membrane Development and Organization

Ian M. Bird

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Uterine blood flow, eNOS

Barak Blum

Assistant Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology

Regulation of terminal differentiation and functional maturation of stem and progenitor cells, regenerative biology of the endocrine pancreas, diabetes

Derek Boeldt

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Translational approaches for preeclampsia therapy; Changes in vascular biology and function in response to pregnancy

Michael Cahill

Assistant Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Synapse, plasticity, environmental risk factor, neurodevelopment

Pelin Cengiz

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Sex differences in developmental neuroprotection; Roles played by estrogen receptors and neuroestrogens in the hippocampus

Ricki Colman

Assistant Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology

The effects of caloric restriction on non-human primates

Dawn Davis

Associate Professor, Medicine

Basic and translational research on diabetes and obesity

Feyza Engin

Assistant Professor, Biomolecular Chemistry

Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Beta cells, Endoplasmic reticulum, Unfolded protein response, Obesity

Thaddeus (Ted) Golos

Professor & Department Chairperson, Comparative Biosciences

Placenta biology, stem cells

Laura Hernandez

Associate Professor, Dairy Science

Lactation biology

Colin Jefcoate

Professor Emeritus, Cell and Regenerative Biology

stAR protein

Joan Jorgensen

Associate Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Gonad formation

Kimberly Keil

Assistant Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Environmental endocrine disruptors; urinary dysfunction; gene-environment interactions

Hasan Khatib

Professor, Animal Science

Genomic imprinting; Genetic development of embryos in cattle; Genetic traits that impact health and milk quality in cattle

Michelle Kimple

Associate Professor, Medicine

Signal transduction; Diabetes pathophysiology

Pam Kling

Professor, Pediatrics

Neonatal development, Growth factors

Pam Kreeger

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

The use of mathematical, and computational techniques to address cellular signaling questions relevant to women's health

Sathish Kumar

Associate Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Placenta biology; preeclampsia; hypertension

Dudley Lamming

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Aging

Jon Levine

Professor, Neuroscience; Director, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Yun Liang

Assistant Professor, Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Immunometabolism; sexual dimorphism; endocrine regulation of immunity

Bo Liu

Professor, Surgery

Molecular mechanism underlying vascular inflammation: Molecular mechanism underlying occlusive vascular diseases; and Development of new materials for biomedical applications (gene delivery and vascular grafts)

Matthew Merrins

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Pancreatic islet metabolism and diabetes; live-cell imaging, electrophysiology, and protein biochemistry

Hasan Mukhtar

Professor, Dermatology

Novel mechanism-based dietary agents for prevention and treatment of skin diseases and cancer

James Ntambi

Professor, Biochemistry

Genetic regulation of metabolism

Jon Odorico

Professor, Surgery

Stem cells; Pancreatic islet development

John Parrish

Professor, Animal Science

Sperm regulation and function; Equine reproduction

Manish Patankar

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology; ERP Program Associate Director

Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (EOS)

Bikash Pattnaik

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Understanding the mechanism of Kir7.1 mutations associated blindness using patient derived iPS-Retinal Pigment Epithelium cells

Bret Payseur

Professor, Genetics

Genetics of hybrid sterility

Francisco Pelegri

Professor, Genetics

Cellular and molecular level processes involved in early vertebrate development

Linda Schuler

Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Prolactin; Growth hormones

Dinesh Shah

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Maternal-fetal medicine; Mechanisms of preeclamptic hypertension

Raunak Sinha

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Visual processing in the retina

Aleksandar Stanic-Kostic

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

The role of Innate Lymphoid cells and immune cellular networks in the architectural organization of the maternal/fetal interface

Ei Terasawa

Professor, Pediatrics

Neuroendocrinology

James Thomson

Professor & Honorary Associate/Fellow, Cell and Regenerative Biology; Director, Regenerative Biology

Stem cells

Chad Vezina

Associate Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Prostate disease

Jyoti Watters

Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Molecular mechanisms employed by microglia; Central nervous system

Milo Wiltbank

Professor, Dairy Science

Hormonal interaction; Intracellular regulation of cell death and steroidogenesis in the corpus luteum; Regulation of ovarian function in dairy cattle

Wei Xu

Professor, Oncology

Dissecting the epigenetic mechanisms controlling estrogen responsiveness

Fei Zhao

Assistant Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Sexual differentiation, Reproductive tract, Sex hormones, Toxicology

Jing Zheng

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Endothelial cell function

Program Associates

Terence Barry

Senior Scientist, Animal Sciences; Director, Laboratory of Fish Endocrinology and Aquaculture

Aquaculture, Fish Reproduction

James Garcia

Research Associate, Primate Research Center

Sex difference in the GnRH-kisspeptin-neuronkinin B network

Marissa Kraynak

Science and Technology Policy Fellow, California Council on Science and Technology

Irene Ong

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Bioinformatics

Jeremy Sullivan

Assistant Scientist, Surgery

Transplant research and development

Fu-Xian Yi

Senior Scientist, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Preeclampsia