Our members are principal investigators of some of the leading reproductive-related research grants at Baylor College of Medicine and our affiliated institutions. We collaborate throughout leading laboratories in the country and within the clinical settings of the Texas Medical Center in order to speed discoveries and innovative treatment strategies into the lives of our patients.
The Center for Reproductive Medicine is unique in the country, possessing a broad range of expertise, from leading biologic and genetic scientific research departments in the world through to state-of-the-art clinical settings that treat men, women, children, and infants.
Areas of Research
Some of the active research areas of our members include: male and female infertility, various reproductive diseases including endometriosis, premature ovarian failure, polycystic ovarian disease, uterine dysfunction adulatory dysfunction, genetic defects, varicoceles, genital tract obstruction, gametogenesis, genital tract fertilization, early embryonic development urogenital development and birth defects, endocrinology of reproduction, maternal fetal medicine, fetal intervention surgery, adult and pediatric urology, adult, pediatric and adolescent obstetrics and gynecology, sex steroid hormone action, sexual medicine, andropause and menopause, fertility preservation, and contraception.
Translational Research Groups
Baylor College of Medicine Center for Reproductive Medicine’s translational research groups pursue collaborations across fields of research and clinical expertise in reproduction.
Stephanie Pangas, Ph.D.
Nancy Weigel, Ph.D.
Includes such male and female diseases as Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH), celiac disease, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, Peyronie’s disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome and varicoceles.
David Rowley, Ph.D.
Shannon Hawkins, M.D.
Psycho-Social research and counseling, andropause and menopause, and sexual function in spinal injury patients.
Larry Lipshultz, M.D.
Rose Khavari, M.D.
Birth Defects (Male & Female)
Jennifer Dietrich, M.D.
Carolina Jorgez, Ph.D.
Abhi Seth, M.D.
Gametogenesis/Fertility/Contraception (Male & Female)
Larry Lipshultz, M.D.
Dolores Lamb, Ph.D.
Bill Gibbons, M.D.
Martin Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D.
Kjersti Aagaard-Tillery, M.D.
Chandrasekhar Yallampalli, Ph.D.
Advanced Maternal Fetal Diagnosis, Surgery & Care
Ignatia Van den Veyver, M.D.
Laurence McCullough, Ph.D.
Amy McGuire, Ph.D., J.D.
Reproductive Health in the Community
Peggy Smith, Ph.D.
Alexander Pastuszak, M.D., Ph.D.
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Rainer Lanz, Ph.D.
Current center members bring more than $55 million of peer-reviewed grant support to Baylor College of Medicine in the area of reproductive health, enhancing cross-disciplinary research capacity through our submission of competitive R01 applications, as well as larger interdisciplinary, multi-investigator funding mechanisms through the NIH U10, U54 and P50 mechanisms.
Our current working groups in the areas of reproductive diseases (such as endometriosis), contraception, male infertility and genitourinary birth defects are currently competing for awards in these areas.