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Wipawee Winuthayanon, PhD

Joy Winuthayanon, PhD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, School of Medicine

NextGen Focus Area: Reproductive Health

Wipawee Winuthayanon's research involves multiple types of cells in the female reproductive tract that work in concert to provide an optimal microenvironment for gametes (eggs and sperm) and embryos to establish a successful pregnancy. Her lab studies how ovarian steroid hormones (estrogen and progesterone) affect fertility during sperm migration, fertilization, embryo development and embryo transport within the female reproductive tract. Dr. Winuthayanon's research uses genetically engineered mouse models to dissect the molecular mechanisms and functional requirement of estrogen and progesterone signals through their classical nuclear receptors (estrogen receptor ESR1 and progesterone receptor PGR) during early pregnancy. Her research aims to provide fundamental knowledge in reproductive biology during early pregnancy, potential contraceptive targets for both men and women and therapeutic approaches for infertility in humans.

Precision Health Impact:

  • Understanding the impact of estrogen and progesterone in the fallopian tube during pregnancy establishment.
  • Developing novel nonhormonal contraceptive methods for both men and women.


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