Director, Institute for Reproduction and Perinatal Research
University Distinguished Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 1981
Postdoctoral, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1981-1983
Postdoctoral, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1983-1984

msoares@kumc.edu

CURRENT LAB MEMBERS

Brynne Musser

Senior Research Associate

Khursheed Iqbal, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Kacey Grooms

Research Assistant

Keisuke Kozai, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kaela Varberg, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Regan Scott, M.S.

Graduate Student

Marija Kuna, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Anna Galligos

Undergraduate Intern

Kelly Gorman, M.D.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow

Mae Winchester, M.D.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow

Vinay Shukla, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ross McNally, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mikaela Simon

Research Assistant

Ayelen Moreno, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Esteban Dominguez, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ben Crnkovich

Undergraduate Intern

PAST LAB MEMBERS

Undergraduate Students

Barbara Foster(1985-86)
Kathleen D. Schaberg (Summer 1986)
Catherine S. Pinal (Summer 1986)
Sarvepalli Jokhai (Summer 1987)
Gary Podschun (Summer 1987)
Michael Chang (Summer 1987)
Kendall Boone (1988)
H. Philip Owens (Summer 1988)
Adam Newman (Summer 1991)
Sean Vellucci (Summer 1993, Summer 1995)
Richard Heck (Summer 1994)
Michael J. Riley (Summer 1994)
David Razafsky (Summer 2000)
Kerry McGonigle (Summer 2001)
My-Linh H. Trinh (2001-2003)
Kristin Woo (Summer 2002)
Darya Kahlili (Summer 2004)
Jessica Lerner (Summer 2005)
Naomi Butler (Summer 2007)

Medical Students

Daniel Prohaska (Summer 1992)
Sandra Archer (Summer 1999)
Robert Ray (Spring 2007)

Graduate Students

Teresa N. Faria (1987-1991) Present address: Research Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Lindsey Kent Graduated September, 2011. Present address: Postdoctoral Student, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Xing-jian Lu (July, 1990-1993) Present address: Private practice physician, Kansas City area. 
Gary P. Hamlin (1991 to 1994) Present address: Associate Lecturer in Pharmacology/Physiology in the Department of Molecular Sciences, James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
Christine A. Rasmussen (1993-1996) Present address: Legal consultant, Kansas City area.
Thomas J. Peters (1995 to 1998) Present address: Instructor, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, Missouri.
Jennifer K. Ho-Chen (2003 to 2007). Present address: Instructor of Human Physiology, Anatomy, & Biology at Long Beach City College & Coastline Community College, Long Beach, CA. 
Damayanti Chakraborty (2007 to 2013) Present address: Postdoctoral Fellow, 
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Visiting Graduate Students

Andrea Bertazolli Albieri (1996) Present address: Department of Cell Biology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Research Assistants

Amanda Crowley (2006-2010) Present position: Research Assistant, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. 
Lisa Lei (2012-2014) Present position: Research Assistant, Rumi Laboratory, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Division of Cancer and Developmental Biology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Swapan De (1986-87) Present position: Staff Scientist, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland. 
Dr. Mamata De (1986-87) Present position: Staff Scientist, Marion Merrell Dow, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.
Dr. Kazuyoshi Hashizume (1987-88, 1992) Present position: Professor of Physiology, Iwate University, Moriaka, Japan.
Dr. Santanu Deb (1987-93) Present position: Department of Homeland Security, Skokie, Illinois.
Dr. Wendy Jo Campbell (1988-89) Present position: Streck Laboratories, Inc., Industrial Road, Omaha, Nebraska.
Dr. Katherine F. Roby (1990-1992) Present position: Research Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center.
Dr. Toshiya Yamamoto (1992-1994) Present position: Chief, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sakai Municipal Hospital, Osaka, Japan.
Dr. Takayuki Kamei (1993-1996) Present position: Staff Scientist, Takeda Chemical Industries, Osaka, Japan.
Dr. Guoli Dai (1994-1998) Present position: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.
Dr. Dong-Soo Lee (2007-2010) Present position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Kyle E. Orwig (1994-1998) Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee Women's Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Heiner Müller (1995-1997) Present position: Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany.
Dr. Toru Takahashi (1997, 2001-2002) Present position: Staff Scientist, Department of Reproductive Biology and Technology, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Ibaraki, Japan.
Dr. Ryuta Ishimura (1997) Present position: Postdoctoral Associate, Jackson Laboratories, Bar Harbor, Maine.
Dr. Gregory Knipp (1997-1999) Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
Dr. Danhua Wang (1997-2000) Present position: Research Scientist, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA. 
Dr. Long-jiang Shao (2001-2002) Present position: Research Associate, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Shigeki Ohboshi (2002-2004) Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, Nippon Veterinary and Animal Science University, 1-7-1 Kyonan, Musashino, Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Juan A. Arroyo (2003-2004) Present position: Instructor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado.
Dr. Juan J. Bustamante (2003-2007) Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX.
Dr. Lea A. Rempel (2005-2007) Present position: Research Physiologist, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Reproduction Research Unit, USDA, Clay Center, Nebraska.
Dr. Gracy X. Rosario (January 2006- April 2008) Present position: Developmental and Regenerative Biology Group, Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore.
Dr. Jennifer K. Ho-Chen (February 2008-June 2008). Present position: Human Physiology, Anatomy and Biology, Long Beach City College and Coastline Community College, Long Beach, CA.
Dr. Kazuo Asanoma (2007-2010) Present position: Instructor, Department of Gynecology and Obstectrics, Kyushu University School of Medicine, Kyushu, Japan. 
Dr. Pengli Bu (2009-2014) Present position: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, St. John's University, Queens, NY.
Dr. Wei Cui (2013-2014).Present position: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Dr. Stephen J. Renaud (2009-15) Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Lindsey N. Kent (2010-11) Present address: Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Cancer Genetics Program, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Dr. Kaiyu Kubota (2010-2016) Present position: Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Pramod Dhakal (2013-2017) Present Position: Assistant Research Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Dr. Damayanti Chakraborty (2013-2017) Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Dr. Lei Wang (2015-16) Present position: Staff Scientist, Charles River Laboratories, Ashland, Ohio.

Senior Scientists/Research Assistant Professors

Dr. Rupasri Ain (1999-2003) Present position: Research Scientist, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India.
Dr. S.M. Khorshed Alam (2004-2010) Present address: Senior Scientist, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas CIty, Kansas.
Dr. Toshihiro Konno (2004-2009) Present address: Instructor, Department of Agriculture, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. 
Dr. M.A. Karim Rumi (2007-2014) Present address: Research Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Division of Cancer and Developmental Biology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas.
Dr. Kaz Imakawa (2013-2014) Present address: Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo (Japan).

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