Reproductive Sciences Journal Club

Reproductive Sciences Journal Club includes a thorough presentation of the selected article and lively discussion and critique. Light lunch is provided. Students and others affiliated with the Division of Reproductive Sciences lead the sessions with faculty, post doc, and staff participation. Article titles and PubMed ID's are given below.

Journal Club is held the second Friday of each month on Fridays from 12:30 - 1:30 pm in a hybrid format,

In person:
Research Complex 2
Conference Room 3015
12700 East 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

and, online:

Please note the specific format of each seminar below.

Ramon Lorca, PhD, Reproductive Sciences Journal Club Director
Joshua Caraballo, Reproductive Sciences Journal Club Coordinator

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

Date Presenter/Citation
​​09/27/2019 ​​​​Jayne Martin Carli, PhD

Marshall NE, Lau B, Purnell JQ, Thornburg KL. Impact of maternal obesity and breastfeeding intention on lactation intensity and duration. Matern Child Nutr. 2019;15(2):e12732. doi:10.1111/mcn.12732 PMID: 30345729
​​10/18/2019 ​​​​Lorna Moore, PhD

Thurber C, Dugas LR, Ocobock C, Carlson B, Speakman JR, Pontzer H. Extreme events reveal an alimentary limit on sustained maximal human energy expenditure. Sci Adv. 2019;5(6):eaaw0341. Published 2019 Jun 5. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aaw0341 PMID: 31183404
​​11/15/2019 ​​​​Zhenghui Liu, PhD

Croft B, Ohnesorg T, Hewitt J, et al. Human sex reversal is caused by duplication or deletion of core enhancers upstream of SOX9 [published correction appears in Nat Commun. 2019 Jul 23;10(1):3351]. Nat Commun. 2018;9(1):5319. Published 2018 Dec 14. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-07784-9 PMID: 30552336
​​12/20/2019 ​​​​Damian Guerra, PhD

Malone SA, Papadakis GE, Messina A, et al. Defective AMH signaling disrupts GnRH neuron development and function and contributes to hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Elife. 2019;8:e47198. Published 2019 Jul 10. doi:10.7554/eLife.47198 PMID: 31291191
​​01/17/20 ​​​​Amy Kelly, PhD

Zhang Y, Zhang X, Shi J, et al. Dnmt2 mediates intergenerational transmission of paternally acquired metabolic disorders through sperm small non-coding RNAs. Nat Cell Biol. 2018;20(5):535‐540. doi:10.1038/s41556-018-0087-2 PMID: 29695786
​​02/21/20 ​​​​Thanh-Ha Luu, PhD

Tamburini BAJ, Elder AM, Finlon JM, et al. PD-1 Blockade During Post-partum Involution Reactivates the Anti-tumor Response and Reduces Lymphatic Vessel Density. Front Immunol. 2019;10:1313. Published 2019 Jun 11. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2019.01313 PMID: 31244852
Date Presenter/Citation
​​11/16/2018 ​​​​Diane Gumina, MS

Sun G, Guzman E, Balasanyan V, et al. A molecular signature for anastasis, recovery from the brink of apoptotic cell death. J Cell Biol. 2017;216(10):3355‐3368. doi:10.1083/jcb.201706134 PMID: 28768686
​​11/16/2018 ​​​​Shuhan Ji, PhD

Apicella I, Cicatiello V, Acampora D, Tarallo V, De Falco S. Full Functional Knockout of Placental Growth Factor by Knockin with an Inactive Variant Able to Heterodimerize with VEGF-A. Cell Rep. 2018;23(12):3635‐3646. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2018.05.067 PMID: 29925004
​​02/01/2019 ​​​​Elena Silva, PhD

Bowling S, Di Gregorio A, Sancho M, et al. P53 and mTOR signalling determine fitness selection through cell competition during early mouse embryonic development [published correction appears in Nat Commun. 2018 Aug 2;9(1):3123]. Nat Commun. 2018;9(1):1763. Published 2018 May 2. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-04167-y PMID: 29720666
​​​02/15/2019 ​​​​Brandon Sawyer, MD

Nieman KM, Kenny HA, Penicka CV, et al. Adipocytes promote ovarian cancer metastasis and provide energy for rapid tumor growth. Nat Med. 2011;17(11):1498‐1503. Published 2011 Oct 30. doi:10.1038/nm.2492 PMID: 22037646
​​​04/19/2019​ ​​​​​Allie McMellen

Pillay N, Tighe A, Nelson L, et al. DNA Replication Vulnerabilities Render Ovarian Cancer Cells Sensitive to Poly(ADP-Ribose) Glycohydrolase Inhibitors. Cancer Cell. 2019;35(3):519‐533.e8. doi:10.1016/j.ccell.2019.02.004 PMID: 30889383
​​05/17/2019 ​​​​Cassie Roeca, MD

St John JC, Makanji Y, Johnson JL, et al. The transgenerational effects of oocyte mitochondrial supplementation. Sci Rep. 2019;9(1):6694. Published 2019 Apr 30. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-43135-4 PMID: 31040316
Date Presenter/Citation
​​10/20/2017 ​​​​Kristy Howell, PhD

Goeden N, Velasquez J, Arnold KA, et al. Maternal Inflammation Disrupts Fetal Neurodevelopment via Increased Placental Output of Serotonin to the Fetal Brain. J Neurosci. 2016;36(22):6041‐6049. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2534-15.2016 PMID: 27251625
​​11/17/2017 ​​​​Levi Watson, PhD

Labidi-Galy SI, Papp E, Hallberg D, et al. High grade serous ovarian carcinomas originate in the fallopian tube. Nat Commun. 2017;8(1):1093. Published 2017 Oct 23. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00962-1 PMID: 29061967
​​​12/15/2017 ​​​​Owen Vaughan, PhD

Ho L, van Dijk M, Chye STJ, et al. ELABELA deficiency promotes preeclampsia and cardiovascular malformations in mice. Science. 2017;357(6352):707‐713. doi:10.1126/science.aam6607 PMID: 28663440
​​01/19/2018 ​​​​Mira Estin, MD, PhD

van Stijn CM, Kim J, Lusis AJ, Barish GD, Tangirala RK. Macrophage polarization phenotype regulates adiponectin receptor expression and adiponectin anti-inflammatory response. FASEB J. 2015;29(2):636‐649. doi:10.1096/fj.14-253831 PMID: 25392268
​​0​2/16/2018 ​​​​Lindsay Wheeler, MD

Zervantonakis IK, Iavarone C, Chen HY, et al. Systems analysis of apoptotic priming in ovarian cancer identifies vulnerabilities and predictors of drug response. Nat Commun. 2017;8(1):365. Published 2017 Aug 28. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00263-7 PMID: 28848242
​​3/16/2018 ​​​​Natalie Hohos, PhD

Han L, Ren C, Li L, et al. Embryonic defects induced by maternal obesity in mice derive from Stella insufficiency in oocytes [published correction appears in Nat Genet. 2018 Feb 27;:]. Nat Genet. 2018;50(3):432‐442. doi:10.1038/s41588-018-0055-6 PMID: 29459681
​​04/20/2018 ​​​​Damian Guerra, PhD

Delsouc MB, Della Vedova MC, Ramírez D, Delgado SM, Casais M. The production of nitric oxide in the coeliac ganglion modulates the effect of cholinergic neurotransmission on the rat ovary during the preovulatory period. Nitric Oxide. 2018;75:85‐94. doi:10.1016/j.niox.2018.02.010 PMID: 29501650
​​05/18/2018 ​​​​Laura James-Allan, PhD

Motta-Mejia C, Kandzija N, Zhang W, et al. Placental Vesicles Carry Active Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase and Their Activity is Reduced in Preeclampsia. Hypertension. 2017;70(2):372‐381. doi:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.117.09321 PMID: 28607124
Date Presenter/Citation
​​10/21/2016 ​​​​Allyson Roof, PhD

Rabaglino MB, Chang EI, Richards EM, James MO, Keller-Wood M, Wood CE. Genomic Effect of Triclosan on the Fetal Hypothalamus: Evidence for Altered Neuropeptide Regulation. Endocrinology. 2016;157(7):2686‐2697. doi:10.1210/en.2016-1080 PMID: 27145008
​​​11/18/2016 ​​​​Damian Guerra, PhD

Shi Z, Cassaglia PA, Gotthardt LC, Brooks VL. Hypothalamic Paraventricular and Arcuate Nuclei Contribute to Elevated Sympathetic Nerve Activity in Pregnant Rats: Roles of Neuropeptide Y and α-Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone. Hypertension. 2015;66(6):1191‐1198. doi:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.115.06045 PMID: 26483343
​​​01/20/2017 ​​​​​Amin Ramzan, MD

Shu CA, Pike MC, Jotwani AR, et al. Uterine Cancer After Risk-Reducing Salpingo-oophorectomy Without Hysterectomy in Women With BRCA Mutations. JAMA Oncol. 2016;2(11):1434‐1440. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.1820 PMID: 27367496
​​02/17/2017 ​​​​Taylor Soderborg, PhD

Cifuentes-Zúñiga F, Arroyo-Jousse V, Soto-Carrasco G, et al. IL-10 expression in macrophages from neonates born from obese mothers is suppressed by IL-4 and LPS/INFγ. J Cell Physiol. 2017;232(12):3693‐3701. doi:10.1002/jcp.25845 PMID: 28160500
​​04/21/2017 ​​​​Sydney Coates

Zhu Y, Lu H, Huo Z, et al. MicroRNA-16 inhibits feto-maternal angiogenesis and causes recurrent spontaneous abortion by targeting vascular endothelial growth factor. Sci Rep. 2016;6:35536. Published 2016 Oct 17. doi:10.1038/srep35536 PMID: 27748453
​​05/19/2017 ​​​​Michael Oliphant, MS, PhD

Partridge EA, Davey MG, Hornick MA, et al. An extra-uterine system to physiologically support the extreme premature lamb [published correction appears in Nat Commun. 2017 May 23;8:15794]. Nat Commun. 2017;8:15112. Published 2017 Apr 25. doi:10.1038/ncomms15112 PMID: 28440792
​​06/16/2017 ​​​​Trond Melbye Michelsen, MD, PhD

Zeisler H, Llurba E, Chantraine F, et al. Predictive Value of the sFlt-1:PlGF Ratio in Women with Suspected Preeclampsia. N Engl J Med. 2016;374(1):13‐22. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1414838 PMID: 26735990
Date Presenter/Citation
​​09/18/2015​ ​​​​Natalia Grindler, MD

Ruiz-Alonso M, Blesa D, Díaz-Gimeno P, et al. The endometrial receptivity array for diagnosis and personalized embryo transfer as a treatment for patients with repeated implantation failure. Fertil Steril. 2013;100(3):818‐824. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.05.004 PMID: 23756099
​​​10/16/2015 ​​​​Linnea Schmidt, PhD

Miyata H, Satouh Y, Mashiko D, et al. Sperm calcineurin inhibition prevents mouse fertility with implications for male contraceptive. Science. 2015;350(6259):442‐445. doi:10.1126/science.aad0836 PMID: 26429887
​​​11/20/2015 ​​​​​Chris Breed, MD

Janzen DM, Tiourin E, Salehi JA, et al. An apoptosis-enhancing drug overcomes platinum resistance in a tumour-initiating subpopulation of ovarian cancer [retracted in: Nat Commun. 2020 Apr 30;11(1):2218]. Nat Commun. 2015;6:7956. Published 2015 Aug 3. doi:10.1038/ncomms8956 PMID: 26234182
​​​12/18/2015 ​​​​Allyson Roof, PhD

Grachev P, Li XF, Goffin V, O'Byrne KT. Hypothalamic Prolactin Regulation of Luteinizing Hormone Secretion in the Female Rat. Endocrinology. 2015;156(8):2880‐2892. doi:10.1210/en.2015-1040 PMID: 25993525
​​02/26/2016​ ​​​​Andrew Libby, PhD, MS

Sigurdsson V, Takei H, Soboleva S, et al. Bile Acids Protect Expanding Hematopoietic Stem Cells from Unfolded Protein Stress in Fetal Liver. Cell Stem Cell. 2016;18(4):522‐532. doi:10.1016/j.stem.2016.01.002 PMID: 26831518
​​03/25/2016 ​​​​​Sydney Coates

Tang H, Hammack C, Ogden SC, et al. Zika Virus Infects Human Cortical Neural Progenitors and Attenuates Their Growth. Cell Stem Cell. 2016;18(5):587‐590. doi:10.1016/j.stem.2016.02.016 PMID: 26952870
​​05/20/2016​ ​​​​Michael Oliphant, MS, PhD

Zong S, Li C, Luo C, et al. Dysregulated expression of IDO may cause unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion through suppression of trophoblast cell proliferation and migration. Sci Rep. 2016;6:19916. Published 2016 Jan 27. doi:10.1038/srep19916 PMID: 26814137
​​06/24/2016 ​​​​Taylor Soderborg, PhD

Davis DJ, Bryda EC, Gillespie CH, Ericsson AC. Microbial modulation of behavior and stress responses in zebrafish larvae. Behav Brain Res. 2016;311:219‐227. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2016.05.040 PMID: 27217102


Contact Info

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

Phone: (303) 724-2673
Fax: (303) 724-3512



Contact Info

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

Phone: (303) 724-2673
Fax: (303) 724-3512


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