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Alumni Spotlight on Dr. Jingjing Kipp

CRS is trainee-centered and offers vast opportunities for trainees to thrive. It has an outstanding group of faculty members who provide top-notch training in the field and prepare trainees well for the outside world.”

Dr. Jingjing Kipp, PhD

Dr. Jingjing Kipp, PhD, is a CRS trainee alumna and current CRS faculty member. Dr. Kipp was is a former postdoctoral fellow of Dr. Kelly Mayo and is currently an Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology at Depaul University. Her work focuses on understanding the roles of hormonal and nutritional signaling pathways in ovarian follicle development.

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What is your connection to the CRS community (mentor and position) and what is your current position? 

I was a postdoctoral fellow working in Dr. Kelly Mayo’s lab. I am currently an Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology at DePaul University.

Could you describe your current research?

My lab studies ovarian follicle development. Our research focuses on the roles of hormonal and nutritional signaling pathways in ovarian follicle development.

What aspect(s) of CRS did you find most valuable?

CRS is trainee-centered and offers vast opportunities for trainees to thrive. It has an outstanding group of faculty members who provide top-notch training in the field and prepare trainees well for the outside world.

What has been the most valuable aspect to your training as a reproductive scientist in CRS?

The tremendous support that I have received from CRS not only during but also after my training.

What would you recommend to junior scientists in order for them succeed in their scientific careers?​

Work hard and embrace any opportunities.

What do you think will be the next big contribution in the reproductive biology field? 

Interdisciplinary discoveries combining reproductive biology and other fields.

Do you have any notable stories from your time in CRS? 

My time in CRS was invaluable. Dr. Kelly Mayo is rigorous in science, inspirational in mentoring and exemplary in leadership. I was very fortunate to train in his lab. I was also able to benefit enormously from mentoring and support by other CRS members including Drs. Teresa Woodruff, Neena Schwartz, Erv Goldberg, Jon Levin etc. It was my great privilege to work with a group of the brightest scientists, with many wonderful memories.