Research — Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kelle H. Moley, MD; Sarah England, PhD; Indira Mysorekar, PhD; Katherine Fuh MD, PhD; Celia Santi PhD
10th Floor, BJC Institute of Health

In this six-week elective, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in bench research in reproductive science. The five PI’s willing to take students are Drs. Kelle Moley, Sarah England, Indira Mysorekar, Katherine Fuh, and Celia Santi.

  • Moley’s research focuses on mammalian gametes, fertilization, preimplantation development and implantation.
  • England’s laboratory focuses on uterine contractility and ion channels in the uterine myometrium.
  • The Mysorekar lab studies the dynamics of tissue regeneration in the adult mammalian urinary bladder pathogenesis of a common infectious disease in women: namely, recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) and investigation of potential infectious etiology for preterm birth in pregnant women.
  • Santi’s work focuses on ion channels in mouse and human sperm.
  • Fuh investigates cell signaling in ovarian cancer and the biology of ovarian cancer metastasis.

The main criteria for this rotation is that the student must have prior experience as an undergraduate or postgraduate in a laboratory, not including class work.  This rotation is designed for the student planning a career in academic medicine as a physician scientist and one who is interested in considering reproductive science as a field. Prior to signing up for this course, the student must contact Dr. Moley to discuss the schedule and expectations of the rotation.