Since Jan 2020 at UW-Madison

  1. Jia S, Wilbourne J, Crossen MJ, Zhao F. Morphogenesis of the female reproductive tract along antero-posterior and dorso-ventral axes is dependent on Amhr2+ mesenchyme in mice. Biol Reprod. 2022. Epub 2022/09/22. doi: 10.1093/biolre/ioac179. PubMed PMID: 36130202. (Senior and corresponding author)
  2. Jia S, Zhao F. Ex vivo development of the entire mouse fetal reproductive tract by using microdissection and membrane-based organ culture techniques. Differentiation. 2022;123:42-9. Epub 2022/01/15. doi: 10.1016/j.diff.2022.01.001. PubMed PMID: 35030420. (Senior and corresponding author)
  3. Zhao F, Grimm SA, Jia S, Yao HH. Contribution of the Wolffian duct mesenchyme to the formation of the female reproductive tract. PNAS Nexus. 2022;1(4):pgac182. Epub 2022/10/08. doi: 10.1093/pnasnexus/pgac182. PubMed PMID: 36204418; PMCID: PMC9523451. (First and co-corresponding author)
  4. Amato CM, Yao HH, Zhao F. One Tool for Many Jobs: Divergent and Conserved Actions of Androgen Signaling in Male Internal Reproductive Tract and External Genitalia. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2022;13:910964. Epub 2022/07/19. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2022.910964. PubMed PMID: 35846302; PMCID: PMC9280649
  5. Zhao F, Grimm SA, Yao HH.  Molecular Actions Underlying Wolffian Duct Regression in Sexual Differentiation of Murine Reproductive Tracts, Sexual Development. 2021(PMID: 33684916.

Prior to joining UW-Madison

  1. Zhao F, Yao HH. A tale of two tracts: history, current advances, and future directions of research on sexual differentiation of reproductive tracts†. Biol Reprod. 2019 Sep 1;101(3):602-616. doi: 10.1093/biolre/ioz079. PubMed PMID: 31058957; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6791057.
  2. Zhao F, Franco HL, Rodriguez KF, Brown PR, Tsai MJ, Tsai SY, Yao HH. Elimination of the male reproductive tract in the female embryo is promoted by COUP-TFII in mice. Science. 2017 Aug 18;357(6352):717-720. doi: 10.1126/science.aai9136. PubMed PMID: 28818950; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5713893.
  3. Zhao F, Zhou J, Li R, Dudley EA, Ye X. Novel function of LHFPL2 in female and male distal reproductive tract development. Sci Rep. 2016 Mar 11;6:23037. doi: 10.1038/srep23037. PubMed PMID: 26964900; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4786858.
  4. Zhao F, Zhou J, El Zowalaty AE, Li R, Dudley EA, Ye X. Timing and recovery of postweaning exposure to diethylstilbestrol on early pregnancy in CD-1 mice. Reprod Toxicol. 2014 Nov;49:48-54. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2014.07.072. Epub 2014 Jul 22. PubMed PMID: 25062584; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4303565.
  5. Zhao F, Li R, Xiao S, Diao H, El Zowalaty AE, Ye X. Multigenerational exposure to dietary zearalenone (ZEA), an estrogenic mycotoxin, affects puberty and reproduction in female mice. Reprod Toxicol. 2014 Aug;47:81-8. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2014.06.005. Epub 2014 Jun 24. PubMed PMID: 24972337; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4137769.
  6. Xiao S, Li R, El Zowalaty AE, Diao H, Zhao F, Choi Y, Ye X. Acidification of uterine epithelium during embryo implantation in mice. Biol Reprod. 2017 Jan 1;96(1):232-243. doi: 10.1095/biolreprod.116.144451. PubMed PMID: 28395338; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5803771.
  7. Diao H, Li R, El Zowalaty AE, Xiao S, Zhao F, Dudley EA, Ye X. Deletion of Lysophosphatidic Acid Receptor 3 (Lpar3) Disrupts Fine Local Balance of Progesterone and Estrogen Signaling in Mouse Uterus During Implantation. Biol Reprod. 2015 Nov;93(5):123. doi: 10.1095/biolreprod.115.131110. Epub 2015 Oct 7. PubMed PMID: 26447143; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4712008.
  8. Li R, Diao H, Zhao F, Xiao S, El Zowalaty AE, Dudley EA, Mattson MP, Ye X. Olfactomedin 1 Deficiency Leads to Defective Olfaction and Impaired Female Fertility. Endocrinology. 2015 Sep;156(9):3344-57. doi: 10.1210/en.2015-1389. Epub 2015 Jun 24. PubMed PMID: 26107991; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4541623.
  9. Li R, Zhao F, Diao H, Xiao S, Ye X. Postweaning dietary genistein exposure advances puberty without significantly affecting early pregnancy in C57BL/6J female mice. Reprod Toxicol. 2014 Apr;44:85-92. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2013.12.003. Epub 2013 Dec 21. PubMed PMID: 24365114; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4004695.
  10. Xiao S, Diao H, Zhao F, Li R, He N, Ye X. Differential gene expression profiling of mouse uterine luminal epithelium during periimplantation. Reprod Sci. 2014 Mar;21(3):351-62. doi: 10.1177/1933719113497287. Epub 2013 Jul 24. PubMed PMID: 23885106; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3936419.

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