We are excited to share that Genna Moldovan was recently awarded an F31 grant from the NIH. The focus of the research is to understand the mechanisms that regulate a critical process in female reproduction termed endometrial stromal cell decidualization. This process is the terminal differentiation of endometrial stromal cells, is important during the initiation of pregnancy, and plays a major role throughout gestation. The studies planned in my F31 proposal focus on how cytoskeletal reorganization during decidualization regulates one major signaling pathway, the Hippo pathway, that is important for stromal cell transformation to be initiated during the establishment of pregnancy.