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Winston E. Thompson

TitleChair, Department of Physiology
Faculty RankProfessor
InstitutionMorehouse School of Medicine
Address720 Westview Drive, SW
Atlanta GA 30310
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    TitleProfessor and Chair
    InstitutionMorehouse School of Medicine

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    I am currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology, Director of Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director
    of the Mentoring Academy at MSM and Co-investigator in the National Research Mentoring Network for a Diverse Biomedical Workforce. I have received extensive training in the laboratory of Dr. Everett Anderson, James Stillman Professor of Comparative Anatomy and Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
    and as Embryologist at the world-renowned Marine Biological Laboratories, Wood Hole, MA. I have served on a number of study sections from NIH and DOD. I have also served as a faculty mentor in the NICHD Aspen Conference on Maternal-Fetal-Neonatal-Reproductive Medicine and the Magee-Women’s Research
    Institute BIRCWH Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. I am a NIH-funded (R01 and U01) basic science investigator in the field of women reproductive health and infertility and has directed multidisciplinary, multi-investigator research teams with a strong track record of establishing effective inter institutional partnerships including the Cooperative Reproductive Science Research Center, Atlanta Center for Translational Research on Endometriosis (partnership with Dr. Robert Taylor, Emory University) and Stem Cell Biology Training Course (partnership with Dr. Gerald Schatten, Magee Women’s Institute).

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    1. Thomas JJ, Harp KO, Bashi A, Hood JL, Botchway F, Wilson MD, Thompson WE, Stiles JK, Driss A. MiR-451a and let-7i-5p loaded extracellular vesicles attenuate heme-induced inflammation in hiPSC-derived endothelial cells. Front Immunol. 2022; 13:1082414. PMID: 36618355.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    2. Banerjee S, Mishra S, Xu W, Thompson WE, Chowdhury I. Neuregulin-1 signaling regulates cytokines and chemokines expression and secretion in granulosa cell. J Ovarian Res. 2022 Jul 26; 15(1):86. PMID: 35883098.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    3. Banerjee S, Xu W, Chowdhury I, Driss A, Ali M, Yang Q, Al-Hendy A, Thompson WE. Human Myometrial and Uterine Fibroid Stem Cell-Derived Organoids for Intervening the Pathophysiology of Uterine Fibroid. Reprod Sci. 2022 09; 29(9):2607-2619. PMID: 35585291.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    4. Mubasher M, Lawson K, Pemu P, Pearson T, Engler J, Baez A, Stiles JK, Salazar MS, Caplan LS, Green K, Hall M, Idris MY, Alema-Mensah E, Strekalova YAL, Thompson WE, Quarshie A, Ofili E. Randomized Controlled Study to Test the Effectiveness of Developmental Network Coaching in the Career Advancement of Diverse Early-Stage Investigators (ESIs): Implementation Challenges and Lessons Learned. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 11 16; 18(22). PMID: 34831759.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    5. Harp KO, Botchway F, Dei-Adomakoh Y, Wilson MD, Mubasher M, Adjei AA, Thompson WE, Stiles JK, Driss A. Analysis of clinical presentation, hematological factors, self-reported bed net usage, and malaria burden in sickle cell disease patients. EClinicalMedicine. 2021 Sep; 39:101045. PMID: 34386757.
    6. Banerjee S, Thompson WE, Chowdhury I. Emerging roles of microRNAs in the regulation of Toll-like receptor (TLR)-signaling. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2021 01 01; 26(4):771-796. PMID: 33049693.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. Lundy SR, Richardson S, Ramsey A, Ellerson D, Fengxia Y, Onyeabor S, Kirlin W, Thompson W, Black CM, DeBruyne JP, Davidson AJ, Immergluck LC, Blas-Machado U, Eko FO, Igietseme JU, He Q, Omosun YO. Author Correction: Shift work influences the outcomes of Chlamydia infection and pathogenesis. Sci Rep. 2020 Dec 11; 10(1):22183. PMID: 33311582.
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    8. Lundy SR, Richardson S, Ramsey A, Ellerson D, Fengxia Y, Onyeabor S, Kirlin W, Thompson W, Black CM, DeBruyne JP, Davidson AJ, Immergluck LC, Blas-Machado U, Eko FO, Igietseme JU, He Q, Omosun YO. Shift work influences the outcomes of Chlamydia infection and pathogenesis. Sci Rep. 2020 09 21; 10(1):15389. PMID: 32958779.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    9. Johnson Hemming J, Baez A, Hall M, Thompson W, Stiles J, Ofili E. Advancing Health Equity through Organizational Mentoring Policies at Minority-Serving Institutions. Ethn Dis. 2019; 29(Suppl 2):371-376. PMID: 31308608.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Cobbs A, Chen X, Zhang Y, George J, Huang MB, Bond V, Thompson W, Zhao X. Saturated fatty acid stimulates production of extracellular vesicles by renal tubular epithelial cells. Mol Cell Biochem. 2019 Aug; 458(1-2):113-124. PMID: 30993495.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    11. Benyeogor I, Simoneaux T, Wu Y, Lundy S, George Z, Ryans K, McKeithen D, Pais R, Ellerson D, Lorenz WW, Omosun T, Thompson W, Eko FO, Black CM, Blas-Machado U, Igietseme JU, He Q, Omosun Y. A unique insight into the MiRNA profile during genital chlamydial infection. BMC Genomics. 2019 Feb 18; 20(1):143. PMID: 30777008.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    12. Hall M, Engler J, Hemming J, Alema-Mensah E, Baez A, Lawson K, Quarshie A, Stiles J, Pemu P, Thompson W, Paulsen D, Smith A, Ofili E. Using a Virtual Community (the Health Equity Learning Collaboratory) to Support Early-Stage Investigators Pursuing Grant Funding. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 10 30; 15(11). PMID: 30380777.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Chowdhury I, Banerjee S, Driss A, Xu W, Mehrabi S, Nezhat C, Sidell N, Taylor RN, Thompson WE. Curcumin attenuates proangiogenic and proinflammatory factors in human eutopic endometrial stromal cells through the NF-?B signaling pathway. J Cell Physiol. 2019 05; 234(5):6298-6312. PMID: 30259980.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. Chowdhury I, Branch A, Mehrabi S, Ford BD, Thompson WE. Gonadotropin-Dependent Neuregulin-1 Signaling Regulates Female Rat Ovarian Granulosa Cell Survival. Endocrinology. 2017 10 01; 158(10):3647-3660. PMID: 28938399.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    15. Chowdhury I, Thomas K, Zeleznik A, Thompson WE. Prohibitin regulates the FSH signaling pathway in rat granulosa cell differentiation. J Mol Endocrinol. 2016 05; 56(4):325-36. PMID: 27044659.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    16. Kang T, Jones TM, Naddell C, Bacanamwo M, Calvert JW, Thompson WE, Bond VC, Chen YE, Liu D. Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Induce Angiogenesis via Microvesicle Transport of miRNA-31. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2016 Apr; 5(4):440-50. PMID: 26933040.
      Citations: 86     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    17. Harp D, Driss A, Mehrabi S, Chowdhury I, Xu W, Liu D, Garcia-Barrio M, Taylor RN, Gold B, Jefferson S, Sidell N, Thompson W. Exosomes derived from endometriotic stromal cells have enhanced angiogenic effects in vitro. Cell Tissue Res. 2016 07; 365(1):187-96. PMID: 26841879.
      Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    18. Chowdhury I, Thomas K, Thompson WE. Prohibitin( PHB) roles in granulosa cell physiology. Cell Tissue Res. 2016 Jan; 363(1):19-29. PMID: 26496733.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    19. Chowdhury I, Thompson WE, Thomas K. Prohibitins role in cellular survival through Ras-Raf-MEK-ERK pathway. J Cell Physiol. 2014 Aug; 229(8):998-1004. PMID: 24347342.
      Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    20. Thompson WE, Pattillo RA, Stiles JK, Schatten G. Biomedical research's unpaid debt: NIH's initiative to support and implement fairer competition for minority students is a welcome step to redress the exploitation of African Americans by science. EMBO Rep. 2014 Apr; 15(4):333-7. PMID: 24652854.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Harp D, Chowdhury I, Garcia-Barrio M, Welch C, Matthews R, Thompson W. Maintaining the reproductive potential of cancer patients during cancer treatment. Front Biosci (Schol Ed). 2014 01 01; 6(1):39-49. PMID: 24389259.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Chowdhury I, Thompson WE, Welch C, Thomas K, Matthews R. Prohibitin (PHB) inhibits apoptosis in rat granulosa cells (GCs) through the extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) and the Bcl family of proteins. Apoptosis. 2013 Dec; 18(12):1513-25. PMID: 24096434.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    23. Liu D, Lin Y, Kang T, Huang B, Xu W, Garcia-Barrio M, Olatinwo M, Matthews R, Chen YE, Thompson WE. Mitochondrial dysfunction and adipogenic reduction by prohibitin silencing in 3T3-L1 cells. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e34315. PMID: 22479600.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    24. Chowdhury I, Garcia-Barrio M, Harp D, Thomas K, Matthews R, Thompson WE. The emerging roles of prohibitins in folliculogenesis. Front Biosci (Elite Ed). 2012 01 01; 4(2):690-9. PMID: 22201905.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    25. Chowdhury I, Branch A, Olatinwo M, Thomas K, Matthews R, Thompson WE. Prohibitin (PHB) acts as a potent survival factor against ceramide induced apoptosis in rat granulosa cells. Life Sci. 2011 Aug 29; 89(9-10):295-303. PMID: 21763324.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    26. Thomas K, Sung DY, Chen X, Thompson W, Chen YE, McCarrey J, Walker W, Griswold M. Developmental patterns of PPAR and RXR gene expression during spermatogenesis. Front Biosci (Elite Ed). 2011 06 01; 3(4):1209-20. PMID: 21622127.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    27. Ramey K, Eko FO, Thompson WE, Armah H, Igietseme JU, Stiles JK. Immunolocalization and challenge studies using a recombinant Vibrio cholerae ghost expressing Trypanosoma brucei Ca(2+) ATPase (TBCA2) antigen. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Sep; 81(3):407-15. PMID: 19706905.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    28. Wilson NO, Huang MB, Anderson W, Bond V, Powell M, Thompson WE, Armah HB, Adjei AA, Gyasi R, Tettey Y, Stiles JK. Soluble factors from Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes induce apoptosis in human brain vascular endothelial and neuroglia cells. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2008 Dec; 162(2):172-6. PMID: 18848585.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    29. Chen X, Yang J, Sung DY, Thompson W, Walker W, Thomas K. Molecular and functional characterization of the murine ldh2 promoter region: Sp-binding GC-box domains are the key cis-elements regulating ldh2 gene expression during spermatogenesis. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2008 Nov 25; 295(1-2):10-7. PMID: 18790003.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    30. Aikhionbare FO, Mehrabi S, Thompson W, Yao X, Grizzle W, Partridge E. mtDNA sequence variants in subtypes of epithelial ovarian cancer stages in relation to ethnic and age difference. Diagn Pathol. 2008 Jul 28; 3:32. PMID: 18662401.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    
    31. Gregory-Bass RC, Olatinwo M, Xu W, Matthews R, Stiles JK, Thomas K, Liu D, Tsang B, Thompson WE. Prohibitin silencing reverses stabilization of mitochondrial integrity and chemoresistance in ovarian cancer cells by increasing their sensitivity to apoptosis. Int J Cancer. 2008 May 01; 122(9):1923-30. PMID: 18183577.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    32. Thomas K, Wu J, Sung DY, Thompson W, Powell M, McCarrey J, Gibbs R, Walker W. SP1 transcription factors in male germ cell development and differentiation. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2007 May 30; 270(1-2):1-7. PMID: 17462816.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    33. Chowdhury I, Xu W, Stiles JK, Zeleznik A, Yao X, Matthews R, Thomas K, Thompson WE. Apoptosis of rat granulosa cells after staurosporine and serum withdrawal is suppressed by adenovirus-directed overexpression of prohibitin. Endocrinology. 2007 Jan; 148(1):206-17. PMID: 17038561.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    34. Xiong C, Xie CQ, Zhang L, Zhang J, Xu K, Fu M, Thompson WE, Yang LJ, Chen YE. Derivation of adipocytes from human embryonic stem cells. Stem Cells Dev. 2005 Dec; 14(6):671-5. PMID: 16433622.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    35. Xiong C, Tang DQ, Xie CQ, Zhang L, Xu KF, Thompson WE, Chou W, Gibbons GH, Chang LJ, Yang LJ, Chen YE. Genetic engineering of human embryonic stem cells with lentiviral vectors. Stem Cells Dev. 2005 Aug; 14(4):367-77. PMID: 16137225.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    36. Thomas K, Sung DY, Yang J, Johnson K, Thompson W, Millette C, McCarrey J, Breitberg A, Gibbs R, Walker W. Identification, characterization, and functional analysis of sp1 transcript variants expressed in germ cells during mouse spermatogenesis. Biol Reprod. 2005 Apr; 72(4):898-907. PMID: 15601926.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    37. Thompson WE, Asselin E, Branch A, Stiles JK, Sutovsky P, Lai L, Im GS, Prather RS, Isom SC, Rucker E, Tsang BK. Regulation of prohibitin expression during follicular development and atresia in the mammalian ovary. Biol Reprod. 2004 Jul; 71(1):282-90. PMID: 15028627.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    38. Stiles JK, Whittaker J, Sarfo BY, Thompson WE, Powell MD, Bond VC. Trypanosome apoptotic factor mediates apoptosis in human brain vascular endothelial cells. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2004 Feb; 133(2):229-40. PMID: 14698435.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    39. Thompson WE, Ramalho-Santos J, Sutovsky P. Ubiquitination of prohibitin in mammalian sperm mitochondria: possible roles in the regulation of mitochondrial inheritance and sperm quality control. Biol Reprod. 2003 Jul; 69(1):254-60. PMID: 12646488.
      Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
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