Jennifer Jane (Jennifer) 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 BiologyVanderbilt University
  2. 1996
    PhDImmunology, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1996
    Post Doctoral Fellowship - Tumor biologySt. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
  4. 1996
    PhD - Biomedical Sciences-ImmunologyPh.D. Program, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1991
    BA - Biology and ChemistryUniversity of Minnesota, Morris

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Dean's Recognition Award for 2016Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Department of Education Services
  2. 2009
    Fuller Albright AwardAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  3. 2002
    V ScholarThe V Foundation for Cancer Research
  4. 1997
    Individual National Research Service AwardNational Institutes of Health
  5. 1995
    ASH Travel AwardAmerican Society of Hematology
  6. 1995
    Women in Cancer Research Brigid Leventhal Travel AwardAmerican Association for Cancer Research

Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - 2018
    MemberUniversity of California Los Angeles
  2. 2017
    MemberMayo Clinic Committees
  3. 2017 - present
    Founding DirectorResearch Career Development and Diversity Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  4. 2017 - present
    ChairResearch Finance Subcommittee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberMedical-Industry Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  6. 2017 - present
    MemberExecutive Subcommittee, Medical-Industry Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  7. 2016 - 2019
    ReviewerHoward Hughes Medical Institute
  8. 2016
    FacilitatorBiomedical Ethics Research Program
  9. 2016 - present
    MemberOffice of Staff Services
  10. 2016 - present
    MemberUniversity of Minnesota
  11. 2016 - present
    MemberWashington University
  12. 2015 - 2016
    Co-ChairASBMR Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  13. 2015
    MemberNominating Committee, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  14. 2015 - present
    MemberEmory University
  15. 2015 - present
    Treasurer-Elect and TreasurerOrthopaedic Research Society
  16. 2014 - 2015
    MemberProgram Advisory Committee for ASBMR 2015 Annual Meeting, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  17. 2014 - present
    MemberFASEB Research Evaluation Subcommittee, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  18. 2013 - 2017
    Standing MemberSkeletal Biology Development and Disease Study Section, National Institutes of Health
  19. 2013 - 2015
    Councilor - Research & Laboratory Medicine and PathologyOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  20. 2013
    MemberVan Andel Research Institute
  21. 2013
    MemberInternational Bone and Mineral Society and the Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research Joint Meeting
  22. 2013
    Co-ChairWork Group to Increase International Member Opportunities for ASBMR Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  23. 2013 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  24. 2013 - present
    MemberUniversity of California San Francisco
  25. 2012 - 2016
    ChairAcademic Appointments and Promotions Committee, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  26. 2012 - 2015
    ChairReview Committee for Mentored Career Development Awards, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  27. 2012 - 2014
    Member at LargeOrthopaedic Research Society
  28. 2012 - present
    MemberUnited States Bone and Joint Initiative/Canadian Bone and Joint Decade Young Investigators Initiative
  29. 2011
    Grant ReviewerBiotechnology and Biological Science Research Council, United Kingdom Research Councils
  30. 2011
    MemberRoundtable Discussion on Future of Bone Research, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  31. 2010 - 2011
    MemberCelebration of Research Planning Committee, Department of Research Services
  32. 2010
    Grant ReviewerAustrian Science Fund
  33. 2010
    Co-ChairOrthopaedic Research Society
  34. 2010
    Grant ReviewerResearch Grants Council of Hong Kong
  35. 2010
    Grant ReviewerCanadian Foundation for Innovation
  36. 2010
    ChairNIAMS P50 CORT Review Special Emphasis Panel - ZAR1 KM-M1 1 (P50), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  37. 2010 - present
    Co-ChairRegenerative Medicine and Cartilage Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  38. 2010 - present
    Vice ChairDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  39. 2010 - present
    MemberResearch Finance Subcommittee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  40. 2009 - 2012
    CouncilAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  41. 2009 - 2011
    ChairAMS Review Committee, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  42. 2009 - 2010
    MemberAdministrative Committee of the Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  43. 2009 - 2010
    Ad Hoc ChairNational Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  44. 2009 - present
    MemberDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  45. 2008 - 2009
    Abstract ReviewerOrthopaedic Research Society
  46. 2008
    Grant ReviewerNational Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health
  47. 2008
    Grant ReviewerMarsden Fund Council, Royal Society of New Zealand
  48. 2008 - present
    Associate MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  49. 2007 - 2011
    MemberEducation Committee (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Track), Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  50. 2007 - 2011
    DirectorSummer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  51. 2007
    Task Force MemberMayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  52. 2007
    MemberCurriculum Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  53. 2007
    Invited SpeakerScientific Retreat for Extramural Research Program, Queenstown, MD, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  54. 2007
    External Grant Reviewer/ConsultantLouisiana State University
  55. 2007
    Grant ReviewerAssociation for International Cancer Research
  56. 2007 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  57. 2007 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Research Executive Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  58. 2007 - present
    MemberInternational Bone and Mineral Society
  59. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  60. 2006 - 2011
    MemberAMS Review Committee, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  61. 2006 - 2007
    Grant ReviewerBiomedical Research Council, A*STAR, Singapore
  62. 2006 - 2007
    ChairDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty Search Committee, University of Minnesota
  63. 2006 - 2007
    MemberDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty Search Committee, University of Minnesota
  64. 2006 - 2007
    Co-ChairDepartment of Pediatric Oncology/Cancer Center Faculty Search Committee, University of Minnesota
  65. 2006
    Grant ReviewerCareer Enhancement Awards, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  66. 2006
    Grant ReviewerIsrael Science Foundation
  67. 2006
    Grant ReviewerAustrian Science Fund
  68. 2006
    ReviewerInstitutional Review Grants, American Cancer Society
  69. 2006
    External Grant ReviewerMJ Murdock Charitable Trust
  70. 2005 - 2008
    MemberWomen in Bone and Mineral Research Committee, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  71. 2005 - 2006
    MemberFaculty Search Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology/Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
  72. 2005 - 2006
    MemberFaculty Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, University of Minnesota
  73. 2005 - 2006
    MemberSteering Committee, Cancer Biology Training Grant, University of Minnesota
  74. 2005
    Grant ReviewerAmerican Heart Association
  75. 2005
    Guest Grant ReviewerAircast Foundation
  76. 2005
    External Grant Reviewer/ConsultantYale University
  77. 2005
    Grant ReviewerConcerted Action Program, Ministry of Education of Flanders
  78. 2005
    ReviewerAHC Faculty Research Development Grants, University of Minnesota
  79. 2004 - 2006
    MemberCommittee on Graduate Studies, MICaB Graduate Program, University of Minnesota
  80. 2004 - 2006
    Ad Hoc ReviewerNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  81. 2004 - 2006
    Grant ReviewerNational Science Foundation
  82. 2004 - 2006
    Grant ReviewerThe Wellcome Trust
  83. 2004
    Grant ReviewerNational Arthritis Foundation
  84. 2004
    External Grant Reviewer/ConsultantLouisiana State University
  85. 2003 - 2007
    Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerNational Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  86. 2003 - 2005
    MemberFaculty Tenure Committee, University of Minnesota
  87. 2003
    Grant ReviewerBiotechnology and Biological Science Research Council, United Kingdom Research Councils
  88. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  89. 2003 - present
    MemberFederation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  90. 2002 - 2003
    MemberFaculty Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota
  91. 2002 - present
    MemberOrthopaedic Research Society
  92. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Cell Biology
  93. 2001 - 2003
    MemberCancer Center Awards Committee, University of Minnesota
  94. 2001 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  95.  
    MemberDepartment of Education Administration
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