Bayer Grant Recipients

SRI and Bayer Discovery/Innovation Grant Recipients


Enitome E. Bafor, PhD: University of Benin, Nigeria
Modification of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Outcome Through Therapy with Alpha-tocopherol and Ascorbic Acid Using Mouse Models

Erkan Buyuk, MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) Disrupt Ovarian Function

Valerie A. Flores, MD: Yale University
Molecular Targets for Precision Medicine in Endometriosis

Niraj R. Joshi, PhD: Michigan State University
Therapeutic Targeting of Endometriotic Lesions

Jennifer F. Knudtson, MD, FACOG: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
4-MU in the Early Endometriotic Lesion

Amanda L. Patterson, PhD: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
The Role of Periostin in Uterine Fibroid Pathogenesis

Elliott G. Richards, MD: Cleveland Clinic
The Role of Endometrial Endothelium in the Pathogenesis of Endometriosis


Idhaliz Flores, PhD: Ponce Health Sciences University - Ponce Research Institute
Histone Methylation as a Therapeutic Target in Endometriosis

Jitu W. George: Michigan State University
Role of CBX Family Proteins in Uterine Fibroid Proliferation and Fibrosis

Kaitlyn A. Wald: University of California San Francisco
Assessment and Prevention of Pain During Ovarian Stimulation in Patients with Endometriosis (Appose Trial)

Tae Hoon Kim, PhD: Michigan State University
The Pathophysiology of Progesterone Resistance in Endometriosis

Zaher Merhi, MD, HCLD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Role of Toxic Dietary AGEs in Ovarian Function


Olga Bougie, MD, MPH, FRCSC: Queen's University, Canada
Endometriosis and Cardiovascular Disease

Jae-Wook Jeong: Michigan State University
Nonsteroidal Treatment for Endometriosis

Alexander M. Kotlyar, MD: Yale University
Assessment of the Effect of JAK-inhibitors on Endometriosis and Endometriosis-related infertility

Monique J. LeMieux: Texas Woman's University
Effect of Different Protein Sources on Reproductive Hormones in women with PCOS

Rachel Mejia, D.O.: University of Iowa
Randomized Controlled Trial of Combined Letrozole and Clomid (CLC II) Versus Letrozole Alone for Women with Anovulation

Shannon D. Whirledge, PhD, MHS: Yale School of Medicine
Targeting Glucocorticoid Activation to Stop Uterine Fibroid Growth


Jessica Chan, MD, MSCE: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Role Reproductive Disorders Play in Long-Term Health Disparities in Women with PCOS

Emmanuel Paul, PhD: Michigan State University
Role of Myometrium Stem Cells on Uterine Fibroids

Dirkje “Danielle” Peterse: Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
The Role of ADAR1 Mediated RNA Editing of AZIN1 in Endometriosis Development in a Homologous Mouse Model

Rachel Wilson, PhD: Oregon National Primate Research Center/Oregon Health & Science University
The Effect of Diet and Hyperandrogemia on Endometriosis

Kamaria C. Cayton Vaught, MD: John Hopkins University
A-Kinase Anchoring Protein 13 (AKAP13): A Cytoplasmic Regulator of Gonadotropin Signaling in Granulosa Cells

Margeaux W. Marbrey, PhD: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Determining the Implications of E-Cigarette Use in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome


Dharani Hapangama, BSc MD FRCOG: University of Liverpool
Developing a Novel, Physiomimetic 3D in Vitro Model as a Holistic Solution Against Adenomyosis

Hortensia Ferrero Chafer, PhD: Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe / Fundación IVI
Molecular mechanisms related to insulin and progesterone resistance

Hannes Campo, PhD: Northwestern University
The Effects of Hyperandrogenism and Hyperinsulinemia Associated with PCOS

Taeho Kim, PhD: Michigan State University
Development of Theranostic Nanoparticles for Noninvasive Imaging and Treatment of Endometriosis

Md Soriful Islam, PhD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Hypoxic Response in Fibroid Cells

Leo Han, MD, PhD: Oregon Health and Science University 
The Development of Novel, Downstream
Non-hormonal Therapeutics Targeting the Endocervix


Dorien Feyaerts, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine
Immune sensors of preeclampsia

Rong Li, PhD, University of Missouri
The cellular changes of endometrium in endometriosis associated infertility

Ellen Menkhorst, PhD, The University of Melbourne
Uncovering the early pregnancy placental changes that drive term preeclampsia

Emmanuel Paul, PhD, Michigan State University
Transcriptomic Analysis of Uterine Fibroids for Drug Discovery

Yong Song, MD, PhD, Michigan State University
Role of Cellular Senescence in Endometriosis

Mancy Tong, PhD, Yale University
Impact of Altered Decidualization on Uterine Natural Killer Cell Activation

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