Positions

Assistant Professor
Urology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Member
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

Education

Ph.D. from Baylor College Of Medicine
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Baylor College Of Medicine

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Abstract Award
Travel Award for American Society of Andrology
Poster Merit Award
Travel Scholar at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Travel Award for the American Society of Andrology
Poster Merit Award
Outstanding Abstract Award

Professional Interests

  • Urology Research

Professional Statement

Carolina J. Jorgez, Ph.D., specializes in the study of the genetics of male infertility and the causes of congenital and acquired pediatric urologic diseases ranging from common defects such as cryptorchidism and hypospadias to rare ones such as bladder exstrophy. By understanding etiology, she hopes to advance prospects for treatment. In order to understand the molecular mechanisms and phenotypic effects of genomic rearrangements in the development of the genitourinary tract, she uses different molecular techniques that allow one to identify and characterize the breakpoints of submicroscopic chromosome deletions and duplications, to infer mechanisms and to study patients to determine potential phenotypic consequences of copy-number variation and gene mutations. In addition, she is interested in learning how the function of the mitochondrion is important in the development of the genitourinary tract.

Selected Publications

Memberships

American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Society for the Study of Reproduction
American Society for Human Genetics
American Society for Andrology
American Urological Association
Endocrine Society