Jennifer J. Westendorf, Ph.D.

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  • Mechanisms whereby the transcription factors, Runx2 and Lef1, regulate gene expression in osteoblasts
  • Determine how multiple repression domains in Runx2 mediate interactions with other proteins to contribute to transcription repression
  • Define how the interactions of three histone deacetylases and a transcription factor (Lef1) with Runx2 are regulated during osteoblast differentiation and cancer-induced bone disease
  • Define how Runx2 complexes contribute to bone formation and metastatic cancer
  1. 2000
    Postdoctoral Fellowship - Molecular Biology; Mentor: Scott W. Hiebert, Ph.D.Vanderbilt University
  2. 1996
    PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences-Immunology; Mentor: Diane F. Jelinek, Ph.D.Mayo Graduate School, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  3. 1996
    Postdoctoral Fellowship - Tumor biology; Mentor: Scott W. Hiebert, Ph.D.St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
  4. 1991
    BA - Biology and ChemistryUniversity of Minnesota, Morris

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    FellowAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  2. 2018
    Orthopaedic Research Society's Women’s Leadership Forum AwardOrthopaedic Research Society
  3. 2016
    Dean's Recognition AwardMayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Department of Education Services
  4. 2014
    Margaret Amini Professorship in Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine ResearchMayo Clinic
  5. 2009
    Fuller Albright AwardAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  6. 2002
    V ScholarThe V Foundation for Cancer Research
  7. 1997
    Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA, F32)National Institutes of Health
  8. 1995
    ASH Travel AwardAmerican Society of Hematology
  9. 1995
    Women in Cancer Research Brigid Leventhal Travel AwardAmerican Association for Cancer Research

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Advisory Board MemberMayo Clinic Proceedings
  2. 2020 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Committees
  3. 2019 - present
    Program ChairMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  4. 2019
    Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, ChairOrthopaedic Research Society
  5. 2019 - present
    Board of DirectorsInternational Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies
  6. 2018 - 2020
    Women's Leadership Forum, Senior AdvisorOrthopaedic Research Society
  7. 2018
    MemberUniversity of California Los Angeles
  8. 2017 - present
    DirectorOffice for Research Diversity and Inclusion
  9. 2017 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Committees
  10. 2017 - present
    MemberExecutive Subcommittee, Medical-Industry Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  11. 2017 - 2018
    Chair, Program CommitteeAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  12. 2017 - present
    Founding DirectorResearch Career Development and Diversity Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  13. 2017 - present
    ChairResearch Finance Subcommittee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  14. 2017 - present
    MemberMedical-Industry Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  15. 2016
    FacilitatorBiomedical Ethics Research Program
  16. 2016
    MemberWashington University
  17. 2016 - present
    MemberUniversity of Minnesota
  18. 2016 - 2019
    ReviewerHoward Hughes Medical Institute
  19. 2016 - present
    MemberOffice of Staff Services
  20. 2016 - present
    Member - Data Sharing Work GroupInternational Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies
  21. 2015 - present
    MemberEmory University
  22. 2015 - 2019
    Treasurer-Elect and TreasurerOrthopaedic Research Society
  23. 2015 - 2016
    Co-ChairASBMR Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  24. 2015
    MemberNominating Committee, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  25. 2015
    Grant Applications ReviewerShriners Hospitals for Children
  26. 2014 - 2015
    MemberProgram Advisory Committee for ASBMR 2015 Annual Meeting, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  27. 2014 - present
    MemberFASEB Research Evaluation Subcommittee, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  28. 2013
    MemberVan Andel Research Institute
  29. 2013 - present
    MemberUniversity of California San Francisco
  30. 2013 - 2015
    Councilor - Research & Laboratory Medicine and PathologyOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  31. 2013
    Co-ChairWork Group to Increase International Member Opportunities for ASBMR Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  32. 2013 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  33. 2012 - 2014
    Board of Directors MemberOrthopaedic Research Society
  34. 2012 - 2016
    ChairAcademic Appointments and Promotions Committee, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  35. 2012 - 2015
    ChairReview Committee for Mentored Career Development Awards, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  36. 2012
    FacultyUnited States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) Young Investigators Initiative
  37. 2011
    MemberRoundtable Discussion on Future of Bone Research, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  38. 2011
    Grant ReviewerBiotechnology and Biological Science Research Council, United Kingdom Research Councils
  39. 2010 - 2017
    MemberResearch Finance Subcommittee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  40. 2010 - 2011
    MemberCelebration of Research Planning Committee, Department of Research Services
  41. 2010 - 2011
    Member of Program CommitteeOrthopaedic Research Society
  42. 2010
    Co-ChairRegenerative Medicine and Cartilage Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  43. 2010
    Grant ReviewerAustrian Science Fund
  44. 2010
    Grant ReviewerResearch Grants Council of Hong Kong
  45. 2010
    Grant ReviewerCanadian Foundation for Innovation
  46. 2010 - present
    Vice ChairDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  47. 2009 - 2012
    CouncilAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  48. 2009 - 2010
    MemberAdministrative Committee of the Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  49. 2009 - present
    MemberDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  50. 2008
    Associate MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  51. 2008 - 2009
    Abstract ReviewerOrthopaedic Research Society
  52. 2008
    Grant ReviewerMarsden Fund Council, Royal Society of New Zealand
  53. 2007 - 2011
    MemberEducation Committee (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Track), Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  54. 2007 - 2011
    DirectorSummer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  55. 2007
    Invited SpeakerScientific Retreat for Extramural Research Program, Queenstown, MD, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  56. 2007
    Task Force MemberMayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  57. 2007
    MemberCurriculum Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  58. 2007
    External Grant Reviewer/ConsultantLouisiana State University
  59. 2007
    Grant ReviewerAssociation for International Cancer Research
  60. 2007 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  61. 2007 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Research Executive Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  62. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  63. 2006 - 2007
    Grant ReviewerBiomedical Research Council, A*STAR, Singapore
  64. 2006 - 2007
    ChairDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty Search Committee, University of Minnesota
  65. 2006 - 2007
    MemberDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty Search Committee, University of Minnesota
  66. 2006 - 2007
    Co-ChairDepartment of Pediatric Oncology/Cancer Center Faculty Search Committee, University of Minnesota
  67. 2006
    Grant ReviewerCareer Enhancement Awards, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  68. 2006
    Grant ReviewerIsrael Science Foundation
  69. 2006
    Grant ReviewerAustrian Science Fund
  70. 2006
    ReviewerInstitutional Review Grants, American Cancer Society
  71. 2006
    External Grant ReviewerMJ Murdock Charitable Trust
  72. 2005 - 2008
    MemberWomen in Bone and Mineral Research Committee, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  73. 2005 - 2006
    MemberFaculty Search Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology/Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
  74. 2005 - 2006
    MemberFaculty Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, University of Minnesota
  75. 2005 - 2006
    MemberSteering Committee, Cancer Biology Training Grant, University of Minnesota
  76. 2005
    Grant ReviewerAmerican Heart Association
  77. 2005
    Guest Grant ReviewerAircast Foundation
  78. 2005
    External Grant Reviewer/ConsultantYale University
  79. 2005
    Grant ReviewerConcerted Action Program, Ministry of Education of Flanders
  80. 2005
    ReviewerAHC Faculty Research Development Grants, University of Minnesota
  81. 2004 - 2006
    MemberCommittee on Graduate Studies, MICaB Graduate Program, University of Minnesota
  82. 2004 - 2006
    Grant ReviewerNational Science Foundation
  83. 2004 - 2006
    Grant ReviewerThe Wellcome Trust
  84. 2004
    Grant ReviewerNational Arthritis Foundation
  85. 2004
    External Grant Reviewer/ConsultantLouisiana State University
  86. 2003 - 2005
    MemberFaculty Tenure Committee, University of Minnesota
  87. 2003
    MemberAmerican Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  88. 2003
    MemberFederation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  89. 2003
    Grant ReviewerBiotechnology and Biological Science Research Council, United Kingdom Research Councils
  90. 2002 - 2003
    MemberFaculty Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota
  91. 2002
    MemberOrthopaedic Research Society
  92. 2002
    MemberAmerican Society for Cell Biology
  93. 2001 - 2003
    MemberCancer Center Awards Committee, University of Minnesota
  94. 2001
    MemberAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  95.  
    MemberDepartment of Education Administration

Publications

Research activities

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