Fellows Chalk Talks

​​The Fellows Research Forum "Chalk Talk" is an opportunity for clinical and basic science post-doctoral fellows and others to present their work in progress (planned or ongoing projects). Talks are held 5:30 - 6:30 pm the third Wednesday of the month in the Research Complex 2 (RC2), Conference Room 3015, unless noted differently below.


For additional information, request to get on the schedule or suggest a speaker, please contact:

Benjamin Bitler, PhD, Fellows Chalk Talk Director
Jackie Smith, Fellows Chalk Talk Coordinator

Sponsored by Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Division of Reproductive Sciences

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Date Title/Presenter
​​0​9/19/2018 ​​​​Prenatal Depression and Anxiety Have an Impact on Maternal and Fetal Psychology and Physiology: The Impact of a Maternal Mindfulness Practice
Annie Porter, MD
​​ ​​​​The Rate of Primordial Follicle Growth Activation is Slowed in the AKBI Ovary
Evelyn Llerena Cari
​​12/19/2018 ​​​​Impact of Genetic Variants on Steroid Hormone Metabolism in Contraceptive Implant Users
Aaron Lazorwitz, MD
​​01/16/2019 ​​​​Fasting and Postprandial Breast Milk Composition in Mothers with Type 2 Diabetes as a Function of Glycemic Control
Rachel Rodel, MD
​​ ​​​​Trophoblast-specific SNAT2/Slc38a2 Gene Silencing Using Lentiviral Transduction of Blastocysts
Owen Vaughan, PhD​
​​02/20/2019 ​​​​Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase 1A: A Potential Targetable Metabolic Vulnerability of Ovarian Cancer Dissemination
Brandon Sawyer, MD
​​​04/17/2019 ​​​​The Effects of Chronic Low-Dose 'Cosmic' Radiation on Pregnancy Outcomes in Mice
Jon Steller, MD​
​​​05/15/2019 ​​​​FSH Pulsatility and Ovarian Hormone Secretion in Obese Women
Thanh-Ha Luu, MD
​​​ ​​​​Amniotic Fluid MicroRNA in Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
​Emily Willner, MD
​​​06/19/2019 ​​​​The Effects of IVF and Vitrification on Trophoblast Invasion and Placental Function
Cassandra Roeca, MD
Date Title/Presenter
​​09/20/2017 ​​​​ ​Impact of Adiponectin and Insulin on Placental Lipid Transport
Elena Silva, PhD
​​10/18/2017 ​​​​Adverse Perinatal Outcomes Associated with Marijuana Use in Young Mothers
​Chrissy Rodriguez, MD
​​11/15/2017 ​​​​Epigenetic Mechanisms of PARP Inhibitor Resistance in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
Levi Watson, PhD
​​12/20/2017 ​​​​Nitrergic signaling in the GI tract: Exploring the role of nNOS Serine-1412 phosphorylation in GI Motility Development
Damian Guerra, PhD
​​01/17/2018 ​​​​Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-1 Is a Key Regulator of Fetoplacental Endothelial Cell Angiogenesis
Shuhan Ji, PhD
​​02/21/2018 ​​​​Understanding the Genetic Drivers of Ovarian Cancer Dissemination
Lindsay Wheeler, MD
​​​ ​​​​Insulin Requirements in Hispanic Women with Type 2 Diabetes During Pregnancy
Jessica Ehrig, MD
​​​03/21/2018 ​​​​Maternal Obesity and Gestational Diabetes Are Not Associated with Insulin Resistance in Cultured Primary Human Trophoblast Cells
Marisol Castillo-Castrejon, PhD
​​​ ​​​​Fasting and Postprandial Breast Milk Composition in Mothers with Type 2 Diabetes as a Function of Glycemic Control and the Effect on the Infant Microbiome
​Rachel Rodel, MD
​​​04/18/2018 ​​​​Reproductive Outcomes In Space
​Jon Steller, MD
​​​ ​​​​The Impact of Vitrification on Trophoblast Invasion and Placental Function of IVF Embryos
​Cassie Roeca, MD
​​​05/16/2018 ​​​​Molecular Markers in Recurrent Stage I, Grade I Endometrioid Endometrial Cancers
​Marisa Moroney, MD
​​​ ​​​​The Connection Between FSH and Obesity
​Sara Babcock, MD
​​​06/20/2018 ​​​​High-Fat Diet and Alterations in Ovarian Gene Expression and DNA Methylation
​Natalie Hohos, PhD
Date Title/Presenter
​​09/21/2016 ​​​​Dysregulation of FSH in Obesity
Jessica Bauer, MD
​​11/16/2016 ​​​​Postpartum Hemorrhage Prevention in Patients with Preeclampsia (PHP# Study)
​Amy Hermesh, MD
​​12/21/2016 ​​​​Determining In Vivo Human Placental Nutrient Transfer and Metabolism Using Four-Vessel Sampling and Blood Flow Measurements
Trond Michelsen, PhD
​​01/18/2017 ​​​​Insulin requirements in Hispanic Americans in Pregnancy
Jessica Ehrig, MD
​​ ​​​​Exposure to Phthalate, an Endocrine Disrupting Chemical, Alters the First Trimester Placental Methylome and Transcriptome in Women
Natalia Grindler, MD
​​02/15/2017 ​​​​Adiponectin Supplementation During Pregnancy Normalises Offspring Cardiac Hypertrophic Gene Expression in a Mouse Model of Maternal Obesity
Owen Vaughan​, PhD
​​​03/08/2017 ​​​​AdipoRon Anti-Tumor Activity in Serous Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
​Amin Ramzan​, MD
​​​04/19/2017 ​​​​Preliminary Data on Placental Nutrient Transporters in Early Gestation and the Imact of Maternal Obesity
Laura James Allan
​​​ ​​​​Adverse Perinatal Outcomes Associated with Marijuana Use During Pregnancy
​Christina Rodriguez, MD
​​​05/24/2017 ​​​​Impact of Adiponectin and Insulin on Placental Lipid Transport and Metabolism
​Elena Silva, PhD
​​​ ​​​​YOGrT Study - Yogurt to Obviate Group B Streptoccocus
​Laura Rodriguez-Riesco, MD
​​​06/21/2017 ​​​​TBD
​Sara Babcock, MD
​​​ ​​​​TBD
​Rachel Rodel, MD
Date Title/Presenter
​​01/28/2015 ​​​​​Altered First Trimester Placental Folate Tran​​sport in Obese Mothers: A Novel Link to Neural Tube Defects?
Rebecca Jessel, MD
​​01/25/2015 ​​​​​Differential Effects of Mo​nounsaturated and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Trophoblast Lipid Metabolism
​​Priya Pantham, PhD
​​03/18/2015 ​​​​​​DEHP Leads to Epigenetic Reprogramming and Ovarian Dysfunction in Subsequent Generations
Natalia Grindler, MD
​​04/29/2015 ​​​​Obesity-Associated Ovarian Dysfunction: Is it the phenotype or the high-fat diet to blaime?
Gosia Skaznik-Wikiel, MD
​​05/27/15 ​​​​The Impact of Estrogen on the Response of Ovarian Tumor Cells to Cisplatin
Georgina Cheng, MD
​​06/27/2015 ​​​​Myometrial Artery Reactivity and the Effects of Al​​​titude
Anna Euser, MD
​​​07/29/2015 ​​​​​The Impact of Maternal Obesity on Placental Lipid Transport and Metabolism and Fetal Liver Lipid Accumulation in a Mouse Model
​​Paula Diaz-Ro​driguez
​​​08/19/2015 ​​​​HOXA11 Regulates the Expression of Oxytocin Receptor in Uterosacral Ligaments
Ritsuko Iwanaga, PhD
​​​09/23/2015 ​​​​Placental Transport of Fatty Acids in the Setting of Intrauterine Growth Restriction
​Stephanie Skuby, MD
​​​10/21/2015 ​​​​​Myometrial Vasoreactivity and the Effects of Altitude
​Anna Euser, MD
​​​11/18/2015 ​​​​1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 stimulates SYstem A amino acid transport in primary human trophoblast cells​​​
​​Yi-Yung Chen, MD
​​​12/16/2015 ​​​​How to Write a Scientific Paper - The Basics for the Beginner
​Thomas Jansson, MD, PhD
​​​01/20/2016 ​​​​​Altered first trimester placental folate transport in obese mothers: A novel link to neural tube defects?
​Rebecca Jessel, MD
​​​02/17/2016 ​​​​​The Effect of the Endocrine Disrupting Chemical DEHP on Placental and Ovarian Imprinted Genes and Ovarian Function in Subsequent Generation
​Natalia Grindler, MD
​​​03/09/2016 ​​​​​High-Fat Diet Causes Subfertility and Compromised Ovarian Function Independent of Obesity
​​Gosia Skaznik-Wikiel, MD
​​​04/20/2016 ​​​​​The Role of Claudin-4 in Ovarian Cancer Resistance to Apoptosis
​​Chris Breed, MD
​​​05/18/2016 ​​​​​Claudin-4, Ovulation-Induced Wound Healing and Ovarian Cancer
​Melina Shoni, MD

 

Contact Info

Jackie Smith
Division of Reproductive Sciences Seminar Coordinator
12700 E. 19th Avenue, MS 8613
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-0536
Fax: (303) 724-3512

 

 

Contact Info

Jackie Smith
Division of Reproductive Sciences Seminar Coordinator
12700 E. 19th Avenue, MS 8613
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-0536
Fax: (303) 724-3512