Ian M. Bird, PhD

photo: Dr. Ian Bird Email: imbird@wisc.edu
Title: Professor
Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Education

BSc (hons) 1984 Birmingham University, Birmingham, U.K.
PhD 1987 University of London, Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, U.K.
1st Postdoctoral Position: University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Research Focus

Control of pregnancy-induced changes in cell function / endocrine signaling in response to growth factor and heptahelical receptor agonists by uterine artery endothelium. Control of adrenal zonation and function by Angiotensin II and integration of adrenal and gonadal steroidogenesis in higher mammals/humans. Gestational development of zonation and function of fetal adrenal gland in sheep and primate. Control of adrenal and gonadal steroidogenesis at the level of P450c17 vs 3BHSD expression and 17 alpha-hydroxylase vs lyase activity.

Program Activities

  • Joined ERP Program: 1996
  • Teaching - Animal Sciences 875: Endocrine Physiology
  • Teaching - Animal Sciences 954: Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Seminar
  • Program Director - Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Program
  • Chair - Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Program NIH T32 Predoctoral Steering Committee
  • Chair - Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Program Student Affairs Committee
  • Ex Officio Member - Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Program Symposium Committee
  • Ex Officio Member - Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Program Admissions Committee
  • Career Coach - TEAM Science Program, Women's Health Center

Research Funding

  • PI NIH T32 HD041921 5/1/04- 4/30/14 Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Training Grant
  • PI NIH R01 HL079020 4/1/07-3/31/11 Pregnancy/ NO Induced Changes in UAE Ca2+ Signaling
  • PI NIH R01 HL079020 -05A1 4/1/11-3/31/16 Pregnancy / NO Induced Changes in UAE Ca2+ Signaling
  • Project PI NIH-HED1 PPG, HD33843 4/1/07-3/31/12 Mechanisms of Endothelial and Embryonic Stem Cell Regulation in Pregnancy
  • Project P NIH-HED1 PPG, HD33843 4/1/07-3/31/12 Positive vs Negative Effects of VEGF on UA Endothelial Function During Pregnancy

Trainees

Current Trainees Degree Goal
Roxanne Alvarez PhD
Heather Bankowski, DO MS
Derek Boeldt PhD
Jennifer Krupp, MD MS
   
Past Trainees Degree Completed
Jacqueline Cale PhD
Tao Di MS
Shannon (Gifford) Koehler PhD
J. Christina Pattison PhD
Jeremy Sullivan PhD