People

Faculty

David Abbott

Position title: Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Phone: Neuroendocrine Function, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Elaine Alarid

Position title: Professor, Oncology

Phone: Estrogen Response

Lisa Arendt

Position title: Assistant Professor, Comparative Biosciences

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

Sebastian I Arriola Apelo

Position title: Assistant Professor, Dairy Science

Phone: Lactation biology, nutrient and hormonal regulation of milk protein synthesis

Craig Atwood

Position title: Associate Professor, Medicine

Phone: Hormone regulation of aging and Alzheimer's Disease

Anjon Audhya

Position title: Professor, Biomolecular Chemistry

Phone: Membrane Development and Organization

Ian M. Bird

Position title: Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Phone: Uterine blood flow, eNOS

Barak Blum

Position title: Assistant Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology

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

Derek Boeldt

Position title: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

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

Michael Cahill

Position title: Assistant Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Phone: Synapse, plasticity, environmental risk factor, neurodevelopment

Pelin Cengiz

Position title: Associate Professor, Pediatrics

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

Ricki Colman

Position title: Assistant Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology

Phone: The effects of caloric restriction on non-human primates

Dawn Davis

Position title: Associate Professor, Medicine

Phone: Basic and translational research on diabetes and obesity

Feyza Engin

Position title: Assistant Professor, Biomolecular Chemistry

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

Thaddeus (Ted) Golos

Position title: Professor & Department Chairperson, Comparative Biosciences

Phone: Placenta biology, stem cells

Laura Hernandez

Position title: Associate Professor, Dairy Science

Phone: Lactation biology

Colin Jefcoate

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Cell and Regenerative Biology

Phone: stAR protein

Joan Jorgensen

Position title: Associate Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Phone: Gonad formation

Kimberly Keil

Position title: Assistant Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Phone: Environmental endocrine disruptors; urinary dysfunction; gene-environment interactions

Hasan Khatib

Position title: Professor, Animal Science

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

Michelle Kimple

Position title: Associate Professor, Medicine

Phone: Signal transduction; Diabetes pathophysiology

Pam Kling

Position title: Professor, Pediatrics

Phone: Neonatal development, Growth factors

Pam Kreeger

Position title: Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

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

Sathish Kumar

Position title: Associate Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Phone: Placenta biology; preeclampsia; hypertension

Dudley Lamming

Position title: Associate Professor, Medicine

Phone: Aging

Yun Liang

Position title: Assistant Professor, Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Phone: Immunometabolism; sexual dimorphism; endocrine regulation of immunity

Bo Liu

Position title: Professor, Surgery

Phone: 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

Position title: Assistant Professor, Medicine

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

Hasan Mukhtar

Position title: Professor, Dermatology

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

James Ntambi

Position title: Professor, Biochemistry

Phone: Genetic regulation of metabolism

Jon Odorico

Position title: Professor, Surgery

Phone: Stem cells; Pancreatic islet development

John Parrish

Position title: Professor, Animal Science

Phone: Sperm regulation and function; Equine reproduction

Manish Patankar

Position title: Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology; ERP Program Associate Director

Phone: Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (EOS)

Bikash Pattnaik

Position title: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

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

Bret Payseur

Position title: Professor, Genetics

Phone: Genetics of hybrid sterility

Francisco Pelegri

Position title: Professor & Department Chair, Genetics

Phone: Cellular and molecular level processes involved in early vertebrate development

Suzanne Ponik

Position title: Senior Scientist, Cell and Regenerative Biology

Phone: Breast cancer; Extracellular matrix

Linda Schuler

Position title: Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Phone: Prolactin; Growth hormones

Dinesh Shah

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Phone: Maternal-fetal medicine; Mechanisms of preeclamptic hypertension

Raunak Sinha

Position title: Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Phone: Visual processing in the retina

Aleksandar Stanic-Kostic

Position title: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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

Ei Terasawa

Position title: Professor, Pediatrics

Phone: Neuroendocrinology

James Thomson

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

Phone: Stem cells

Chad Vezina

Position title: Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Phone: Prostate disease

Jyoti Watters

Position title: Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Phone: Molecular mechanisms employed by microglia; Central nervous system

Milo Wiltbank

Position title: Professor, Dairy Science

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

Wei Xu

Position title: Professor, Oncology

Phone: Dissecting the epigenetic mechanisms controlling estrogen responsiveness

Fei Zhao

Position title: Assistant Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Phone: Sexual differentiation, Reproductive tract, Sex hormones, Toxicology

Jing Zheng

Position title: Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Phone: Endothelial cell function

Program Associates

Terence Barry

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

Phone: Aquaculture, Fish Reproduction

James Garcia

Position title: Research Associate, Primate Research Center

Phone: Sex difference in the GnRH-kisspeptin-neuronkinin B network

Marissa Kraynak

Position title: Science and Technology Policy Fellow, California Council on Science and Technology

Irene Ong

Position title: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Phone: Bioinformatics

Jeremy Sullivan

Position title: Assistant Scientist, Surgery

Phone: Transplant research and development

Fu-Xian Yi

Position title: Senior Scientist, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Phone: Preeclampsia