Kirk Conrad MD
UF Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics
Relaxin improves cytotrophoblast (CTB) cell survival by attenuating both apoptotic and necrotic (aponecrosis) cell death in response to growth factor deprivation and hypoxia-reoxygenation (HR) injury.
Relaxin (RLN) improves cell survival by activation of the Phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase (PI3-kinase) and AKT/Protein Kinase B signaling pathway.
By modeling physiological stressors that occur in utero within the developing cytotrophoblast, Dr Ogunleye demonstrated that cytoprotection was afforded by intervention with supraphysiologic concentrations of human relaxin, in part mediated through the PI3 kinase-AKT/PKB cell survival pathway
Kathryn D. Davidson, MD, MS
Todd Brusko, Ph.D.
UF Diabetes Center
T cell populations within the decidua are distinct among patients with and without preeclampsia
Using decidual tissue harvested from patients with and without preeclampsia, Dr. Davidson described CD226 and TIGIT, two T-cell lymphocyte receptor co-stimulatory markers that play a role in pregnancy autoimmune disease and cancer.
An active training program since 1975, the University of Florida’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Training Program has prepared fellows for an academic career in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
University of Florida Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program Graduates: 1975-2016
|NAME||END DATE||Post Graduate Position||City||State|
|Oluseyi Ogunleye, MD, MS||2016||Fetal Surgery Fellowship Program||Houston||TX|
|Kathryn Davidson||2015||Private Practice||Asheville||NC|
|Lorna Rodriguez||2011||Private Practice||Arlington||TX|
|Kathleen Mayor-Lynn||2009||Private Practice||Nashville||TN|
|Keri A. Baacke||2007||U.S. Military||Biloxi||MS|
|Whitney Jamie||2005||Private Practice||Louisville||KY|
|Rodney Edwards||2002||Academic Ob/Gyn, MFM||Oklahoma City||OK|
|Gregory Locksmith||1998||Private Practice||Orlando||FL|
|Cesar Rosa.||1995||Private Practice||Plantation||FL|
|Denise Raynor||1994||Private Practice||Atlanta||GA|
|Steve Allen||1990||Private Practice||Temple||TX|
|Kevin Gomez||1988||Private Practice||Atlanta||GA|
|Don Willis||1985||Private Practice||Tallahassee||FL|
|Nancy Hardt||1983||UF Pathology Professor||Gainesville||FL|
|Kenneth R. Kellner||1979||UF Ob/Gyn Professor Emeritus||Gainesville||FL|
|Amelia Cruz||1975||UF Ob/Gyn Professor Emeritus||Gainesville||FL|