Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D.
Gamete and Embryo Biology, Mitochondrial Genetics
Special focus on Germline Gene Therapy
PhD in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology. Research Center for Medical Genetics, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 1994.Master of Science. Major: Biology of Reproduction from Timiriasev Academy, Moscow, Russia, 1987
Shoukhrat Mitalipov is a Director of the OHSU Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy. He is also a Senior Scientist in the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences of Oregon National Primate Research Center. After receiving PhD degree, he came to Utah State University in 1995 to conduct his postdoctoral training in reprogramming to totipotency by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Dr. Mitalipov moved to OHSU in 1998.
Hong Ma, M.D., Ph.D.
Embryo and Stem Cell Biology, Mitochondrial Genetics, Molecular Biology
Special focus on Gene and Cell Therapy
M.D. Xi'An Medical University, 1983
Ph.D. Kyoto University, 1995
Dr. Ma received her M.D. degree from Xi'An Medical University in 1983 and her Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Kyoto University in 1995. Dr. Ma then conducted her postdoctoral training in integrative biosciences at OHSU in 1998. Dr. Ma joined Dr. Mitalipov lab in 2008 as a senior research associate and lab manager. In 2014, Dr. Ma was promoted to Staff Scientist at the Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy. Her research interests include mitochondrial gene replacement and stem cell therapies for mitochondrial diseases.
Paula Amato, M.D.
Special focus on Infertility, PCOS, Menopause, Third Party Reproduction, LGBT Family Building and Transgender Care
M.D. University of Toronto, 1989
Obstetrics and gynecology, University of Toronto, Canada, 1994
Reproductive endocrinology and infertility, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1997
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Fellow, 1994 American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diplomate, 1998
American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Diplomate, 2000
Dr. Amato specializes in the science of caring for patients with infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, and menopausal issues. Her research interests include stem cells, metabolic-endocrine interactions, and environmental impacts on reproductive health. Dr. Amato finds her work intellectually stimulating and highly rewarding. The science of reproduction and connecting with individuals and families are what inspired her to pursue a career in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Amato loves the Pacific Northwest and says that OHSU is a great fit for her. In addition to outdoor sports, reading, independent music and film, and ethnic food, Dr. Amato enjoys spending time with her partner and their two dogs.
David E. Battaglia, Ph.D., H.C.L.D.
Special focus on Reproductive Endocrinology, Fertility
B.S. Zoology, Oregon State University, 1977 M.S. Reproductive Biology, University of Hawaii, 1978 Ph.D. Biological Structure, University of Washington, 1986
Postdoctoral fellowship in biochemistry, University of Washington, 1990
American Board of Bioanalysis, 1999-present
Dr. Battaglia has a special interest in infertility and assisted reproductive technologies. His research focuses on oocyte cryopreservation and maternal aging. Dr. Battaglia chose his specialty so that he could better apply his scientific and research skills in a clinical setting. He receives immediate gratification when treatments succeed and help patients realize their dream of starting a family.
Born and raised in Portland, Dr. Battaglia returned to Portland to work at OHSU in 2001. He is pleased to be back in his hometown and in his spare time he enjoys photography, woodworking and fly fishing.
Jeffrey T. Jensen, M.D., M.P.H.
Special focus on Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Planning, Alternatives to Hysterectomy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Vulvar Health, OB/GYN Research
M.D. Emory University, 1980 M.P.H. University of Washington, 1997
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health &Science University, 1988
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Jensen specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and has a special interest in contraception, menopause and vulvar disease. Currently, his research focuses on contraception. Dr. Jensen believes that knowledge is the key to cure.
A Northwest native, Dr. Jensen completed medical school in Atlanta, did his internship in California and returned to Portland for a residency at OHSU. Before accepting a faculty position at OHSU in 1992, Dr. Jensen served in the medical corps of the United States Navy. In his leisure time, Dr. Jensen enjoys birding, running, camping, biking and hiking with his family.
PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH PHILOSOPHY
"I believe in helping patients experience pregnancies that are wanted and planned."
Don Wolf, Ph.D.
Biomedical research involving fertilization, cloning, stem cells and mitochondrial function in health and disease.
- B.S, M.S. Michigan State University, E. Lansing,
- Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle,1967
- Postdoctoral studies, University of Geneva, Geneva Switzerland, 1968
- University of California, Davis, 1969-71
- Reproductive Biology-Ob/Gyn,University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:
Assistant Professor 1971-76; Associate Professor 1976-81
- Professor, Ob/Gyn, University of Texas, Houston, 1981-86
- Professor, Oregon Health &Sciences University, Portland, 1986-2006
- Professor Emeritus, 2006-present
- Adjunct Professor, Oregon Health &Sciences University, 2013-present
Dr. Wolf directed a biomedical research laboratory for 45 years prior to retiring. He also was a founding member of the second test tube baby program to open in the US in 1981 and directed both andrology and embryology laboratories for 25 years. During this tenure he trained 36 postdoctoral fellows, authored over 200 research manuscripts or invited book chapters and was the principal or co-principal investigator on 25 major research grant awards. He now specializes in scientific analysis along with grant and publication preparation for members of the Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy. Dr. Wolf finds this post-retirement involvement challenging but intellectually stimulating and highly rewarding. Originally from Michigan, Don has grown to love the Pacific Northwest for its inexhaustible outdoor challenges and, although an avid traveler, will never leave it for good.
Shawn L. Chavez, Ph.D.
Embryo culture and manipulation, real-time imaging of early embryogenesis, and single-cell chromosomal and gene expression profiling.
Special focus on the origins of whole chromosomal abnormalities (aneuploidy) during pre-implantation development.
- Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from Yale University, 2006
- M.S./M. Phil in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from Yale University, 2003
- B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara, 1997
Dr. Chavez is an Assistant Scientist in the Division of Reproductive &Developmental Sciences and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Physiology &Pharmacology at the Oregon Health &Science University School (OHSU) of Medicine. She completed her postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University before joining the faculty at OHSU in 2013. In her spare time, Dr. Chavez enjoys running, hiking, gardening and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her family.
Jing Xu, Ph.D.
Ovarian biology and physiology, endocrine and paracrine signaling in female reproduction, three-dimensional follicle culture
Special focus on mechanisms and regulation of ovarian follicular development and oocyte maturation, ovarian dysfunction and female fertility preservation
Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oregon Health &Science University, 2006
M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oregon Health &Science University, 2003
Jing Xu is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, and the Division of Reproductive &Developmental Sciences, Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), Oregon Health &Science University (OHSU). She obtained her postdoctoral training in neuroscience and reproductive science. She was appointed as a BIRCWH (NIH/ORWH and NICHD Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health) Scholar at ONPRC, and became a faculty member at OHSU in 2012.