Meet Jodi A. Flaws, PhD


Meet Jodi A. Flaws, PhD

Jodi A. Flaws, PhDMeet Jodi A. Flaws, PhD, a Professor of Comparative Biosciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She received a B.S. from St. Xavier University, a M.S. from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Following postdoctoral training, Dr. Flaws accepted an Assistant Professor position at the University of Maryland, where she subsequently was promoted to Associate Professor. In 2006, Dr. Flaws accepted a position as Professor of Comparative Biosciences at UIUC. 

Dr. Flaws’ research focuses on determining the mechanisms by which environmental chemicals affect the ovary and female reproductive system. Her research is funded by grants from the NIH. She has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers and currently serves as the Secretary for the Society for the Study of Reproduction and as an Associate Editor for Toxicological Sciences. Dr. Flaws received the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland Student Mentoring Award, the Patricia Sokolove Outstanding Mentor Award, the Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger Research Excellence Award, the Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence, the University Scholar Award, the Women in Toxicology Mentoring Award from the Society of Toxicology, the Society for the Study of Reproduction Trainee Mentor Award, the Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award from the Reproductive and Developmental Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology, the Kenneth P. DuBois Award from the Midwest Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology, the Dr. Erwin Small Teaching Excellence Award, and the Society for the Study of Reproduction Research Award. 

Don’t miss her SSR Keynote Lecture titled Environmental Endocrine Disruptors and Female Reproductive Aging on Tuesday, October 22, 9:15 – 10:00 AM. This lecture will provide background information on the processes of normal and early female reproductive aging and environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals known as phthalates. The lecture will include data from experimental and epidemiological studies examining the effects of phthalates on female reproductive aging. Specifically, the lecture will include data showing that phthalate exposure accelerates the onset of reproductive senescence in mice and that phthalate exposure is associated with markers of reproductive aging in women.

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