Past Fellowships

2016 Fellowship Awards

Duke University, Victor Ruthig, Ph.D., “Role of Lamin B Receptor in Male Germ Cell Differentiation and Epigenetic Regulation” with Blanche Capel, Ph.D.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Maria Agustina Battistone, Ph.D., “Extracellular mediators involved in the regulation of luminal acidification in the male reproductive” with Sylvie Breton, Ph.D.

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Atefeh Abedini Najafabadi, Ph.D., “Role of ovarian epithelial progenitor cells in ovulatory wound repair” with Barbara Vanderhyden, Ph.D.

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Reza Salehi Karashk, Ph.D., “Role of macrophage-secreted exosomes on polycystic ovary” with Benjamin Tsang, Ph.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Masanaga Muto, Ph.D., “Role of Cited2 in trophoblast development and establishment of the hemochorial placenta” with Michael Soares, Ph.D.

University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Patrick Hannon, Ph.D., “Secretogranin II: Expression, Regulation, and Function during Ovulation in Humans and Across Species” with Thomas Curry, Ph.D.

University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Yohan Choi, Ph.D., “Regulatory mechanisms of prostaglandin (PG) synthesis and transport in human periovulatory follicles” with Jo Misung, Ph.D.

Université de Montréal, Micka Bertucci, Ph.D., “The Mechanisms and Regulation of Ovulation” with Bruce Murphy, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania, Lisa Vrooman, Ph.D., “The effect of Assisted Reproduction Technologies on placental development” with Marisa Bartolomei, Ph.D.

University of Utah, Edward Grow, Ph.D., “The molecular mechanism of protamine function and evolution in male fertility and infertility” with Brad Cairns, Ph.D.

Washington University, Claire Stephens, Ph.D., “Defining the role of autophagy during endometrial stromal cell decidualization” with Kelle Moley, M.D.

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Maria Mikedis, Ph.D., “Role of DAZL in pregametogenic mammalian germ cells” with David Page, M.D.

 

2015 Fellowship Awards

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Barnali Biswas, PhD, “Basis of the Requirement for Complex N-glycans in Spermatogenesis” with Pamela Stanley, PhD.

Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM), Jenna Haverfield, PhD, “Rescuing age-related aneuploidy in mammalian oocytes” with Greg FitzHarris, PhD.

Colorado State University, Erin McWhorter, PhD, “LIN28 regulates androgen receptor in the placenta” with Bouma Gerrit, PhD.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Yoo-Jin Park, PhD, “Defining intercellular communication networks that regulate luminal acidification in the epididymis” with Sylvie Breton, PhD.

New York University School of Medicine, Caterina Clementi, PhD, “Role of Jarid2 and long non-coding RNAs as epigenetic regulators of the decidual immune response” with Adrian Erlebacher, M.D. PhD.

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Atefeh Abedini Najafabadi, PhD, “Role of ovarian epithelial progenitor cells in ovulatory wound repair” with Barbara Vanderhyden, PhD.

Stanford University, Alexis Bailey, PhD, “Regulation of the switch from mitosis to meiosis by Bgcn through translational control” with Margaret Fuller, PhD

University of California, San Diego, Erica Schoeller, PhD, “The role of circadian clock protein Bmal1 in neuroendocrine and behavioral control of reproduction” with Pamela Mellon, PhD.

University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Keisuke Kozai, PhD, “Epigenetic regulation of trophoblast development” with Michael Soares, PhD.

University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Pavla Brachova, PhD, “The role of CD81 in follicular exosome function” with Lane Christenson, PhD.

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Wei Cui, PhD, “Defining the role of PR domain containing 13 (Prdm13) in early embryonic development” with Jesse Mager, PhD.

University of Michigan, Rodolfo De Carvalho Cardoso, PhD, “Pathophysiological role of androgens and insulin in developmental programming of LH hypersecretion i” with Vasantha Padmanabhan, PhD.

University of Pennsylvania, Lisa Vrooman, PhD, “The effect of Assisted Reproduction Technologies on placental development” with Marisa Bartolomei, PhD.

University of Queensland, Hassendrini Peiris, PhD, “Regulation of Myostatin Production and Actions of Myostatin in the Human Placenta” with Murray Mitchell, Doctor of Science.

 

2014 Fellowship Awards

Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Jenna Haverfield, Ph.D., “Preventing age-related aneuploidy in mammalian oocytes” with Greg FitzHarris, Ph.D.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Yoo-Jin Park, Ph.D., “Intercellular communications networks that regulate luminal acidification in the epididymis” with Sylvie Breton, Ph.D.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Laurent Acquaviva, Ph.D., “Characterization of the mouse pseudoautosomal region” with Scott Keeney, Ph.D.

Monash University, Shu Ly Lim, Ph.D., “HENMT1 and piRNA function in the male germ cells and as contraceptive target” with Moira O’Bryan, Ph.D.

University of California, Los Angeles, Prakash Joti, Ph.D., “Uncovering the significance of Uhrf1 repression in mammalian PGC development” with Amander Clark, Ph.D.

University of California, San Diego, Erica Schoeller, Ph.D., “The role of circadian clock protein Bmal1 in neuroendocrine and behavioral control of reproduction” with Pamela Mellon, Ph.D.

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Maria Gracia Gervasi, Ph.D., “Biochemical regulation of TSSK1, a potential target for male contraception” with Pablo Visconti, Ph.D.

University of Michigan, David Garcia Galiano, Ph.D., “Assessment of the role of PI3K as mediator of the actions of leptin for control of fertility” with Carol Elias, Ph.D.

University of Michigan, Manuel Ricu Moya, Ph.D., “Role of KNDy neurons in pulsatile GnRH release” with Suzanne Moenter, MS, Ph.D.

Yale University, Katie Lowther, Ph.D., “Regulation of maternal mRNA translation during oogenesis by embryonic poly(A) binding protein (ePAB)” with Emre Seli, M.D.

 

 

2013 Fellowship Awards

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Hosu Sin, Ph.D., “Controlling mechanism of sex-linked genes required for sperm function” with Satoshi Namekawa, Ph.D.

The Regents of the University of Michigan, Manuel Ricu Moya, Ph.D., “Role of KNDy neurons in pulsatile GnRH release” with Suzanne Moenter, Ph.D.

The University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc., Pramod Dhakal, Ph.D., “Mechanisms Regulating Uterine Progesterone Resistance” with Michael Soares, Ph.D.

University Of Massachusetts at Amhesrt, Marcia Gracia Gervasi, Ph.D., “Biochemical regulation of TSSK1, a potential target for male contraception” with Pablo Visconti, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania, Eric de Waal, Ph.D., “The effect of oxygen concentration on genomic imprinting in post-implantation IVF-derived embryos” with Marisa Bartolomei, Ph.D.

Yale University, Katie Lowther, Ph.D., “Regulation of maternal mRNA translation during oogenesis by embryonic poly(A) binding protein (ePAB)” with Emre Seli, Ph.D.

 

 

2012 Fellowship Awards

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Hosu Sin, Ph.D., “Controlling mechanism of sex-linked genes required for sperm function” with Satoshi Namekawa, Ph.D.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Xiaofei Sun, Ph.D. “Kruppel-like factor 5 is critical to the utrine receptivity” with S. K. Dey, Ph.D.

Columbia University, Marcia Manterola, Ph.D. “functions of Brdt and its Bromodoain motifs during spermatogenesis” with Debra Wolgemuth, Ph.D.

President and Fellows of Harvard College, Saravanapriah Nadarajan, Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Aurora B Kinase Selective Localization During Meiosis I” with Monica Colaiacovo, Ph.D.

Michigan State University, Jae Hee Lee, Ph.D., “Role of STAT3 in implantation and decidualization” with Jae-Wook Jeong, Ph.D.

National Institute for Medical Research, Nitzan Gonen, Ph.D. “Mimicking the male gonad: towards a system for in vitro spermatogenesis” with Robin Lovell-Badge, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania, Eric de Waal, Ph.D. “The effect of oxygen concentration on genomic imprinting in post-implantation IVF-derived embryos” with Marisa Bartolomei, Ph.D.

Washington State University, Qi-En Yang, Ph.D. “The SDF-1/CXCR4 Axis is Required for the Maintenance of Spermatogonial Stem Cells” with Jon Oatley, Ph.D.

 

 

2011 Fellowship Awards

Bermejo Alvarez, Pablo, Ph.D., “Effects of a methyl-supplemented maternal diet on phenotype of offspring of viable yellow mouse” at University of Missouri-Columbia with Cheryl Rosenfeld, Ph.D.

Bustamante, Ximena, Ph.D., “Left-right asymmetry in teratoma development and spermatogenic failure in Dnd1-Ter mutant mice” at Duke University Medical Center with Blanche Capel, Ph.D.

Gassei, Kathrin, Ph.D. “The role of Sall4 for spermatogonial lineage development in mouse testes” at Magee Womens Institute & Foundation with Kyle Orwig, Ph.D.

Manterola, Marcia, Ph.D., “Functions of Brdt and its Bromodomain Motifs During Spermatogenesis” at Columbia University Medical Center with Debra Wolgemuth, Ph.D.

Puri, Pawan, Ph.D., ” Defining the Function of SHP2 in Maintaining Blood Testis Barrier (BTB) Integrity” at University of Pittsburgh with William Walker, Ph.D.

Ruan, Yechun, Ph.D., “Principal cell-clear cell cross-talk in the regulation of luminal acidification in the epididymis” at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School with Sylvie Breton, Ph.D.

Sun, Xiaofei, Ph.D., “Kruppel-like factor 5 is critical to the establishment of receptive uteri for successful implantation” at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with Sudhansu Dey, Ph.D.

Zhang, Baohua, Ph.D., “The role of the enzyme BHMT in embryo development” at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and University of Ottawa with Jay Baltz, Ph.D.

 

 

2010 Fellowship Awards

Evans, Jemma, Ph.D., “Does exogenous hCG administration negatively impact on endometrial receptivity in IVF?” at Prince Henry’s Institute with Lois Salamonsen, Ph.D.

Gassei, Kathrin, Ph.D., “The Role of Spalt-Like (Sall4) in Spermatogonial lineage Development During Steady-State Spermatogenesis” at Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with Kyle Orwig, Ph.D.

Lemley, Caleb, Ph.D., “Utero-placental blood flow and fetal growth after dietary mentonin supplementation in late gestating ewes” at North Dakota State University with Kimberly Vonnahme, Ph.D.

Li, Xin, Ph.D., “What is the function of non-repetitive piRNAs during spermatogenesis” at University of Massachusetts Medical School with Phillip Zamore, Ph.D.

Paradis, Francois, Ph.D., “Role of chromatin remodeling proteins (ISWI) in ovarian function” at University of Ottawa with Barbara Vanderhyden, Ph.D.

Renaud, Stephen, Ph.D., “The role of integrins in trophoblast invasion and trophoblast-directed uterine vascular transformation” at University of Kansas Medical Center with Michael Soares, Ph.D.

Ruan, Yechun, Ph.D., “Principal cell-clear cell cross-talk in the regulation of luminal acidification in the epididymis” at Massachusetts General Hospital with Sylvie Breton, Ph.D.

Sarkar, Oli, Ph.D., “Role of a variant PDGF receptor as a functional switch in gonocyte development” at McGill University with Martine Culty, Ph.D.

 

 

2009 Fellowship Awards

Bettegowda, Anilkumar, Ph.D., “Functional analysis of the Rhox3 Homeobox Paralogs In Vivo,” at University of California San Diego with Miles Wilkinson, Ph.D.

Cheng, Yuan, Ph.D., “Activation of Dormant Ovarian Follicles,” at Stanford University with Aaron Hsueh, Ph.D.

Hobbs, Rebecca, Ph.D. “Understanding the Role of FSH Receptors in Oocyte Quality in the Active Versus Quiescent Cat Ovary,” at Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park with JoGayle Howard, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Hung, Pei-hsuan, Ph.D., “functions of Ezrin-Radixin-Moesin (ERM) proteins in membrane and cortical dynamics induced by fertilizaton,” at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with Janice Evans, Ph.D.

Lee, Dong-Soo, Ph.D., “Phlda2 and the Establishment of Pregnancy,” at University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute with Michael J. Soares, Ph.D.

McTavish, Kirsten, Ph.D., “Molecular basis of BMP-15 in regulating human granulosa cell function,” at University of California San Diego with Shunichi Shimasaki, Ph.D.

Menkhorst, Ellen, Ph.D., “Inhibition of endometrial leukemia inhibitory factor and interleukin 11 action as a contraceptive strategy,” at Prince Henry’s Institute (Australia) with Lois A. Salamonsen, Ph.D.

Peluffo, Marina, Ph.D., “Regulation of Cumulus-Oocyte Expansion in Primates,” at Oregon Health and Science University with Richard L. Stouffer, Ph.D.

 

 

2007 Fellowship Awards

Hanlon Newell, Amy E., Ph.D., “R2D2 Proteins in Flagella and Cilia” at Oregon Health & Science University with Daniel Carr, Ph.D.

Muruvi, Wanzirai, Ph.D., “The role of kit ligand in activation of bovine primordial follicles” at Cornell University with Joanne E. Fortune, Ph.D.

Vaccari, Sergio, Ph.D., “Function of G protein-coupled receptors expressed inoocytes in the control of meiotic maturation” at Stanford University with Marco Conti, M.D.

Wang, Cheng, Ph.D., “Estrogen regulation of early folliculogenesis: Involvement of a transmembrane estrogen receptor, GPR30” at University of Nebraska Medical Center with Shyamal K. Roy, Ph.D.

 

 

2006 Fellowship Awards

Andreu-Vieyra, Claudia, Ph.D., “Role of Mixed Lineage Leukemia 2 (MLL2) on early embryonic development and ovarian function” at Baylor College of Medicine with Martin Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D.

Deb, Kaushik, Ph.D., “Trophectoderm lineage specification in mice” at University of Missouri with R. Michael Roberts, Ph.D.

Ellederova, Zdenka, Ph.D., “The Role of Cks Proteins in Mammalian Meiosis” at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center with Charles H. Spruck, Ph.D.

Favelyukis, Svetlana, Ph.D., “Mechanisms of Insulin, IGF-1 and FSH signaling in Ovarian Granulosa Cells: Insights into Insulin Resistance in PCOS” at University of California, San Diego with Jerrold Olefsky, M.D.

Hanlon Newell, Amy E., Ph.D., “R2D2 Proteins in Flagella and Cilia” at Oregon Health & Science University with Daniel Carr, Ph.D.

Ihnatovych, Ivanna, Ph.D., “Role of myosin light chain and cofilin phosphorylation in decidualization in vitro and in vivo” at University of Illinois at Chicago with , Zuzana E. Strakova, Ph.D.

Kim, Yoon-Sun, D.V.M., Ph.D., “The Role of TrpC6 in the Regulation of Intracellular Calcium Dynamics in Human Myometrium” at Colorado State University with Barbara Sanborn, Ph.D.

Lee, So Hyun, Ph.D., “Genetic dependence of human germ cell differentiation on PR domain containing 1 (PRDM1)” at University of California, San Francisco with Renee Reijo Pera, Ph.D.

Muruvi, Wanzirai, Ph.D., “The role of kit ligand in activation of bovine primordial follicles” at Cornell University with Joanne E. Fortune, Ph.D.

Reese, Kimberly J., “A Role for Methyl-CpG Binding (MBD) proteins in the transcriptional refulation imprinted loci in preimplantation mouse embryos” at University of Pennsylvania with Marisa S. Bartolomei, Ph.D.

Salisbury, Travis, Ph.D., “Hormonal Regulation of LH-beta Gene Expression” at Washington State University with John Nilson, Ph.D.

Show, Matthew D., Ph.D., “SUMO-modification of Liver Receptor Homolog-1” at University of California, San Francisco with Holly A. Ingraham, Ph.D.

Vaccari, Sergio, Ph.D., “Function of G protein-coupled receptors expressed inoocytes in the control of meiotic maturation” at Stanford University with Marco Conti, M.D.

Wang, Cheng, Ph.D., “Estrogen regulation of early folliculogenesis: Involvement of a transmembrane estrogen receptor, GPR30” at University of Nebraska Medical Center with Shyamal K. Roy, Ph.D.

Xie, Huirong, Ph.D., “Endocannabinoid Signaling Directs Preimplantation Events” at Vanderbilt University Medical Center with S. K. Dey, Ph.D.