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    Bin Gu, PhD

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019
    12:00 – 1:00 pm

    Michigan State University
    Grand Rapids Research Center
    Room 1102

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    Wednesday, March 11, 2019
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Michigan State University
    Grand Rapids Research Center
    Room 1102
    400 Monroe Avenue NW

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  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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  • gregory burns flyer

    Wednesday, March 4, 2019
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Michigan State University, Grand Rapids Research Center
    Room 1102, 400 Monroe Avenue NW

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    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 
    12:00 – 1:00 pm 

    Michigan State University 
    Grand Rapids Research Center 
    Room 1102 

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    Michael Soares, Ph.D. 

    Dr. Soares received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Chico and his doctoral degree from the University of Hawaii. He received postdoctoral training at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Soares is currently a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center, with appointments in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also serves as Director of the Institute for Reproduction and Perinatal Research at the University of Kansas and Director of the Center for Perinatal Research at the Children’s Research Institute, Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Dr. Soares’ research program focuses on regulatory processes associated with pregnancy, especially events controlling the development of the hemochorial placenta. 

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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    Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Michigan State University
    Grand Rapids Research Center
    Room 1102
    400 Monroe Avenue NW

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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Michigan State University
    Grand Rapids Research Center
    Room 1102
    400 Monroe Avenue NW

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    IQ 1000 or via your personal device.

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    Hamid-Reza Kohan-Ghadr, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology
    & Reproductive Biology
    Michigan State University

  • Bin Gu, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellowr

    University of Toronto

    “2‐cell Based Genome Editing: From Embryonic Development to Disease Modeling”

    December 4, 2019

     

    Andrea L. Greiner, MD, MHA

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

    Gastroschisis: Why, How and What?

    November 20, 2019

     

    Asgi Fazleabas, Ph.D.

    University Distinguished Professor and Associate Chair of Research

    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Michigan State University

    “A notch up and a notch down, A tale of two function in endometriosis”

    November 13, 2019

     

    Michael Anglesio, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    University of British Columbia

    “Molecular data drives subtyping of ovarian carcinomas and non‐malignant precursor lesions”

    November 11, 2019

     

    Subechhya Neupane

    Student Aide, Chandler Lab

    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

    “Somatic gene editing to create mouse models of gynecologic cancer”

    November 6, 2019

     

    Stacey Missmer, Sc.D.

    Professor

    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Michigan State University

    “Discussion of Ongoing Population Science Aims and Opportunities”

    October 30, 2019

     

    Daphne W. Bell, PhD

    Senior Investigator

    National Human Genome Research Institute

    "Functional analyses of FBXW7 mutations in serous endometrial cancer”

    October 23, 2019

     

    Anthony Chang, PhD

    Founder/CEO, BAMF Health

    BAMF Health

    “Clinical experience of PSMA Molecular Imaging and Molecular Targeted Radiation Therapy on Prostate Cancer: Lighting the Way to True Precision Medicine”

    October 2, 2019

     

    Linda G. Griffith, PhD

    School of Engineering Teaching Innovation Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering and MacVicar Fellow at MIT, where she directs the Center for Gynepathology Research and the Human Physiome on a Chip Project. Dr.

    OB/Gyn

    MIT

    “Integration of Systems Biology with Tissues Engineering for Endometriosis Drug Development”

    September 30, 2019

     

    Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD

    Harvard Medical School Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.

    OB/Gyn

    Havard

    “The vaginal microbes – how far the reach?”

    September 25, 2019

     

    Ayman Al-Hendy, MD PhD FRCSC FACOG CCRP

    Professor and Director, Translational Research

    UIC OB/Gyn

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Uterine Fibroids: Where Do They Come From? How Should We Treat Them?

    September 18, 2019

     

    Surendra Sharma, MD, Ph D

    Professor of Pediatrics and Director

    Center of Excellence for Reproductive Health

    Women and Infants Hospital-Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

    “Understanding Preeclampsia using Alzheimer’s Etiology”

    June 12, 2019

     

    Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

    Newman Family Professor and Deputy Chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences

    Department of Radiation Oncology / Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences

    University of Michigan

    #MeToo: Harnessing Evidence to Ensure Safe and Equitable Environments in Academic Medicine

    June 5, 2019

     

    Hamid-Reza Kohan-Ghadr, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    OB/Gyn

    Michigan State University

    “The role of Irisin in the human placenta and preeclampsia”

    May 29, 2019

     

    Kenneth S. Korach, PhD

    Senior Principal Investigator, Chief of Reproductive and Developmental Biology Laboratory, Chief, Receptor Biology Section

    NIEHS/NIH

    “Physiological and Clinical effects of Estrogen Receptor Functional Domains”

    May 22 2019

     

    Michael Thomas, MD

    Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Director of Reproductive Medicine Research

    College of Medicine

    University of Cincinnati

    “Endocrinology of Contraception”

    May 15, 2019

     

    Michael Soares, PhD

    University Distinguished Professor

    University of Kansas Medical Center

    “Invasive Trophoblast Development and Placental Health”

    April 24, 2019

     

    Karen Racicot, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    MSU OB/Gyn

    Michigan State University

    “Viral Infections During Pregnancy”

    April 17, 2019

  • Jake Reske

    Graduate Assistant, Chandler Lab

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    “Chromatin mechanisms underlying SWI/SNF transcriptional regulation in the endometrium”

    Jens Schmidt, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

    “Nucleolar Phase Separation is a Barrier for Telomerase Assembly”

    Ripla Arora, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Michigan State University

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    "Deconstructing Mechanisms of the Uterine Gland Branching Morphogenesis"

    RDSP Summer 2020 Seminar Series

    June 8~ Dr. Jason Knott

    June 22~ Dr. Amy Ralston

    July 20~ Dr. Ron Chandler

    August 3~ Dr. AsgiFazleabas

    August 17~ Dr. Jose Teixeira

    August 31~Dr. Peggy Petroff

    Ronald Chandler, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Michigan State University

    “Chromatin regulation of the endometrium”

    March 11, 2020

    Gregory Burns, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow Fazleabas Lab

    MSU Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology

    “Identification of FOXC1 as a Transcriptional Regulator in Induced Endometriosis Lesions.”

    March 4, 2020

    Julie (Sroga) Rios, MD

    Director of fertility preservation and oncofertility services

    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati

    “Strategy to Identify New Markers of Myometrial Stem Cells for Understanding the Pathogenesis of the Uterine Fibroid”

    February 19, 2020

    Cristian Meghea, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Michigan State University

    “Precision Home Visiting and Maternal-Infant Care and Health Outcomes”

    February 12, 2020

    Emmanuel Paul, PhD

    Research Associate - Teixeira Lab

    Michigan State University

    “Strategy to Identify New Markers of Myometrial Stem Cells for Understanding the Pathogenesis of the Uterine Fibroid”

    February 5, 2020

  • OBGYN abstract title "ARID1A Loss Results in Non‐Receptive Endometrium with FOXA2 Deficiency in Endometriosis‐Related Infertility" by Ryan M. Marquadt has been selected for the SRI President’s Plenary Award. This award will be presented at our 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held in Paris, France, March 12 – 16, 2019.

    The President’s Plenary Awards recognize the four highest ranked abstracts chosen for presentation at the President’s New Investigator Plenary Session. The Society has always sought a means by which to encourage young investigators to present their research at our meeting. The award encourages many young investigators to submit high‐quality abstracts.

  • (Updated October 6th 2020)

    Title/DescriptionSponsorPIAmountStart DateEnd Date
    Familias Fuertes y Saludables (Strong and Healthy Families) Kellogg Foundation Kelly Strutz, PhD
    LeeAnne Roman, PhD
    $67,000 9/1/14 8/31/21
    Strong Beginnings (Healthy Start Initiative – Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities) HRSA - Spectrum Health System Kelly Strutz, PhD
    LeeAnne Roman, PhD
    $202,765 11/1/14 3/31/24
    Family Smoking Cessation in Romania Using Pregnancy as a Window of Opportunity NIH Cristian Meghea, PhD $698,251 12/1/14 11/30/20
    The Role of PPAR in Human Placental Development and Preeclampsia NIH Sascha Drewlo, PhD $1,530,688 7/1/15 3/31/21
    Role of microRNA in the Pathophysiology of Endometriosis NIH - NICHHD Asgi Fazleabas, PhD $1,792,972 4/1/16 1/31/21
    Risk Factors for Early Pregnancy Loss NIH - NICHHD Jae Wook Jeong, PhD $1,607,347 4/10/16 3/31/21
    Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program T32 Training Grant NIH Keith Latham, PhD
    Asgi Fazleabas, Phd
    $1,485,595 6/1/16 4/30/21
    Subfertility and Assisted Conception Study of Parent and Child Health Outcomes NIH - Dartmouth Stacey Missmer, ScD $220,988 6/23/16 3/31/21
    Molecular Mechanisms of Telomerase Catalysis and its Recruitment to Telomeres NIH Jens Schmidt, PhD $746,999 8/15/16 3/31/21
    Marriott Fund for Clinical Innovation in Endometriosis J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Stacey Missmer, ScD $546,755 8/16/16 6/30/21
    Modulation of the Receptive Endometrium and Decidualization by Notch NIH - NICHHD Asgi Fazleabas, PhD $1,609,214 9/12/16 5/31/21
    Integrative Analysis of Genomic, Epigenomic and Phenotypic Data for DiseaseStratification of Endometriosis NIH - University of California San Francisco Stacey Missmer, ScD $235,337 9/26/16 4/30/21
    Assisted Reproduction and Child Health: Risk of Birth Defects, Mortality, and Effect on Grade School Performance NIH Barbara Luke, ScD $2,639,139 9/30/16 5/30/21
    Strong Beginnings: Pay for Success Spectrum Health - MSU Alliance Corporation Richard Leach, MD $1,000,000 7/1/17 6/30/22
    Computational Model of Autophagy-Mediated Survival in Chemoresistant Lung Cancer NIH Jeffrey MacKeigan, PhD $1,424,968 9/1/17 8/31/21
    Mobile Health Intervention for Family Smoking Cessation in Romania NIH Cristian Meghea, PhD $344,468 12/9/17 11/30/20
    Translational Research in Pelvic Pain (TRiPP) Oxford University Stacey Missmer, ScD $31,000 1/1/18 3/31/21
    Defining the role of endometrium in endometriosis-associated ovarian cancer American Cancer Society Michael Wilson, PhD $163,500 1/1/18 6/30/21
    Implementing to sustain: Determining the minimum necessary intervention to maintain a postpartum depression prevention program (ROSE) in clinics providing prenatal services to low-income women National Institute of Mental Health Jennifer Johnson, PhD $1,540,162 1/1/18 12/31/22
    Women's Outcomes Research and Knowledge (WORK) AbbVie Stacey Missmer, ScD $2,956,535 4/1/18 3/31/21
    Defining Mechanistic Targets and Circulating Biomarkers to Therapeutic Response and Resistance to Clinical ATR and Chk1 Inhibitors in High-Grade Ovarian Cancer Henry Jackson Foundation John Risinger, PhD $66,495 7/15/18 7/14/21
    WisE: The goal of the study is to identify unique classifications of endometriosis patients that inform non-invasive diagnostics, response to current treatments, and novel treatment pathways - stratifying discoveries by participant symptom presentation, and for the cases, by surgical and imaging visualized disease characteristics to capture the full heterogeneity of endometriosis. NIH Stacey Missmer, ScD 3,868,014 9/1/18 8/31/23
    Mobile Health Intervention for Family Smoking Cessation in Romania (supplement) NIH Cristian Meghea, PhD $58,946 12/1/18 11/30/20
    Mobile Health Intervention for Family Smoking Cessation in Romania (supplement) NIH Cristian Meghea, PhD $96,194 12/1/18 11/30/20
    Single molecule analysis of telomerase recruitment to telomeres Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Jens Schmidt, PhD $100,000 1/1/19 6/30/21
    An AHEI Dietary Intervention to Reduce Pain in Women with Endometriosis National Insitute of Nursing Research Stacey Missmer, ScD $91,203 2/11/19 12/31/20
    Harnessing biomarker and phenotypic diversity among adolescents and women with endometriosis to advance personalized medicine for diagnosis and pain remediation NIH Stacey Missmer, ScD $504,027 4/1/19 3/31/21
    Infertility History and Chronic Disease Profile NIH Stacey Missmer, ScD $3,276,321 5/15/19 4/30/24
    PARP inhibition and non-BRCA DNA damage repair mutation MI Ovarian Cancer Alliance John Risinger, PhD
    Jose Teixeira, PhD
    $50,000 6/1/19 12/31/20
    The role of cholesterol metabolism in recurrent endometrial cancer Mary Kay Foundation Jae Wook Jeong, PhD $100,000 7/1/19 6/30/21
    The pathophysiology of progesterone resistance in endometriosis Society for Reproductive Investigation Tae Hoon Kim, PhD $20,000 7/1/19 6/30/21
    Development of RNAi based sFLT1-targeting therapeutics for treatment of Preeclampsia NIH - University of Massachusetts Asgerally Fazleabas, PhD $96,236 7/1/19 6/30/21
    In Vitro Fertilization Outcomes After Cancer NIH Barbara Luke, ScD $370,550 8/5/19 7/31/23
    Defining the role for descending pain modulation and reward-aversion processes towards the development of chronic pain in endometriosis US Dept of the Army - Boston Children's Hospital Stacey Missmer, ScD $75,124 8/15/19 8/14/22
    Innate Immune Mechanisms at the Maternal-Fetal Interface in Normal and Superovulatory Pregnancy NIH - Rutgers University Ripla Arora, PhD $54,509 8/21/19 7/31/24
    Patient-specific targeting of uterine fibroids NIH - NICHD Jose Teixeira, PhD $2,469,234 8/28/19 4/30/24
    The role of chromatin remodeling and cell signaling in endometriosis etiology NIH - NICHD Ronald Chandler, PhD
    Asgi Fazleabas, PhD
    $430,375 9/1/19 8/31/21
    Using affinity based proteomics to identify diagnostic and plasma biomarkers for endometriosis US Dept of the Army - Brigham and Women's Hospital Stacey Missmer, ScD $41,402 9/1/19 8/31/22
    Peer navigation for individuals with serious mental illness leaving jail   NIH Maji Debena, PhD $714,202 9/1/19 8/31/22
    Therapeutically targeting novel mechanisms for precision oncology Erasca Jeffrey MacKeigan, PhD $547,750 1/1/20 12/31/21
    Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health Community Care Initiative (AIM CCI) HRSA - Spectrum Health System Cristian Meghea, PhD $106,921 4/1/20 9/30/24
    Myometrial stem cells NIH Jose Teixeira, PhD $430,375 6/1/20 5/31/22
    Nonsteroidal treatment for endometriosis   Society for Reproductive Investigation Jae Wook Jeong, PhD $20,000 7/1/20 6/30/21
    Stem cell epigenetics in uterine fibroids NIH Jose Teixeira, PhD $464,333 7/1/20 6/30/22
    2020 Jean P. Schultz Biomedical Research Endowment Award MSU CHM Sascha Drewlo, PhD $30,000 7/1/20 6/30/21
    Effects of Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs on Uterine 3D Structure and Pregnancy Outcomes March of Dimes Ripla Arora, PhD $150,000 7/1/20 6/30/22
    A Smartphone Intervention for Pregnancy Smoking Cessation with Peer Support NIH Cristian Meghea, PhD $380,865 8/6/20 7/31/22
    IPT for major depression following perinatal loss NIH - NICHHD Jennifer Johnson, PhD $3,358,550 8/7/20 7/31/25
    Molecular mechanisms of endometrial progesterone resistance NIH Jae Wook Jeong, PhD $2,657,839 8/15/20 4/30/25
    The role of ARID1A in endometriosis-related infertility NIH Ryan Marquardt $108,907 8/16/20 8/15/23
    Meeting women where they are: Multilevel intervention addressing racial disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality NIH Jennifer Johnson, PhD $3,944,351 9/14/20 4/30/25
    Single-molecule Analysis of the DNA Damage Response in Living Cells NIH Jens Schmidt, PhD $2,137,302 9/30/20 5/31/25
    Strong Beginnings : Care Improvement for African American and Latina Women MDHHS Lee Anne Roman, PhD $634,434 10/1/20 9/30/21
    State Opioid Relief for Use Disorders MDHHS Kelly Strutz, PhD
    Cara Poland, MD
    $810,786 10/1/20 9/30/21
  • The 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Immunology

    JUNE 12-15, 2019

    Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • Jake Reske is a graduate student at Michigan State University’s biomedical research center in Grand Rapids. He studies Genetics and Genome Sciences in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology (OBGYN) and works under Dr. Ronald Chandler.

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    Endowed Award of Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Congratulations to Hope Bauer (MD candidate 2018) who is this year’s recipient of the Bruce Drukker Endowed Award of Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Hope is a Traverse City CHM student pursuing a career in OB/GYN.

  • Congratulations to Alexandra (Allie) Mahdasian-Miller and Megan Masten, both MD candidate 2019, who are this year’s recipients of the Bruce Drukker Endowed Award of Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  • Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology

    965 Wilson Road, Room A626B
    East Lansing, Mi 48824-1316
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    Grand Rapids Research Center

    400 Monroe Ave. NW
    Grand Rapids, Mi 49503

    Secchia Center

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    Grand Rapids, Mi 49503

    Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering

    775 Woodlot Dr, Room A626B
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  • Cristian Meghea PhD

    BIOGRAPHY

    Cristian Meghea, Ph.D. is an NIH-funded Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Michigan State University. His expertise is in maternal and child health, global health, health services research, health policy, and women’s health.  His research focuses on the prenatal and perinatal period as a window of opportunity to improve the long-term health of mothers and their children.  He brings quantitative skills and data analysis expertise to his field of research.

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

    Dr. Meghea’s research focuses on improving women’s health in low resource settings with a collaborative, community-engaged, multidisciplinary, and global approach. The broad goal of this research is to use the prenatal and perinatal period as a window of opportunity to improve the long-term health of women and their families and to reduce health disparities. Dr. Meghea accomplishes this goal by leading clinical and policy relevant health research to improve the care and health of the Medicaid population of pregnant women and by leading interventions focused on tobacco control during and around pregnancy. His research agenda was supported by over $31 million awarded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Romanian Government, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and other sources. He is the primary author or co-author of 51 academic articles (close to 650 citations) published in journals including JAMA Pediatrics, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, American Journal of Public Health, and European Journal of Public Health.

    Dr. Meghea led a research program using quasi-experimental methods that established the Medicaid enhanced prenatal services program in Michigan (MIHP) as an evidence-based program. The analyses relied on multiple complete statewide Medicaid birth cohorts with linked data sources including birth and death records, Medicaid claims, and MIHP program data. The work showed that MIHP participation improves the healthcare utilization of mothers and infants and reduces the risk of adverse birth outcomes and infant mortality. MIHP is now one of the programs that meets the Department of Health and Human Services criteria for an evidence-based home visiting program. Current work includes the evaluation of a Michigan Healthy Start home visiting program in a Pay For Success public-private partnership, with partners including the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Spectrum Health, one of five top large health systems in the US. Dr. Meghea is also leading the evaluation of a Michigan Healthy Start program implementing prenatal and postnatal patient safety bundles, as part of a partnership led by the National Healthy Start Association

    Dr. Meghea’s ongoing tobacco control work builds on a program of research in the US and in Romania and includes trials of a phone counseling tobacco cessation intervention, with early evidence of efficacy, and of an app-based mHealth tobacco cessation intervention (the SFT 1.0 app), both focused on pregnant couples, and co-designed with patient, clinical, governmental, non-governmental, and community partners. He uses mixed methods, including advanced research design and evaluation methods in his projects. The mHealth trial uses a factorial design to test main and interaction effects of the intervention components. A 5-year project under review with NIH will test in a hybrid effectiveness/implementation trial the SFT 2.0 tobacco cessation app which incorporates an AI algorithm (reinforcement learning) to continuously optimize the content, flow and cost-effectiveness of the intervention. Dr. Meghea is actively involved in the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT), and currently serves as the Public Health Research Director of SRNT-University.

    FUNDING AGENCIES

    National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Health Care Quality (AHRQ), W.K. Kellogg Foundation)

    Publications

    Curriculum Vitae

  • Dr. Jae Wook Jeong, PhD has received a new National Institute of Health, R01 grant in the amount of $2.65 million for a five year period. The project entitled, “Molecular Mechanisms of Endometrial Progesterone Resistance” will focus on diseases of the female reproductive tract which represent a significant problem in women’s health. To solve these problems, they will try to understand the mechanisms of uterine receptivity and implantation to develop better treatments that may be currently out of reach. Endometrial progesterone resistance implies a decreased responsiveness of target tissue to bioavailable progesterone, and such an impaired progesterone response is seen in the endometrium of women with non-receptive endometrium. However, relatively little is known about the molecular mechanisms and the precise etiology and hormone regulation of endometrial progesterone resistance in female infertility. This NIH R01 project will utilize new genetic model systems to discover and understand these critical mechanisms.

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