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 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. 2019 - present
    Program ChairMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  2. 2018 - 2020
    Senior AdvisorOrthopaedic Research Society
  3. 2018
    MemberUniversity of California Los Angeles
  4. 2017 - present
    DirectorOffice for Research Diversity and Inclusion
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Committees
  6. 2017 - present
    MemberExecutive Subcommittee, Medical-Industry Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  7. 2017 - 2018
    Chair, Program CommitteeAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  8. 2017 - present
    Founding DirectorResearch Career Development and Diversity Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  9. 2017 - present
    ChairResearch Finance Subcommittee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  10. 2017 - present
    MemberMedical-Industry Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  11. 2016
    FacilitatorBiomedical Ethics Research Program
  12. 2016
    MemberWashington University
  13. 2016 - present
    MemberUniversity of Minnesota
  14. 2016 - 2019
    ReviewerHoward Hughes Medical Institute
  15. 2016 - present
    MemberOffice of Staff Services
  16. 2015 - present
    MemberEmory University
  17. 2015 - 2018
    Treasurer-Elect and TreasurerOrthopaedic Research Society
  18. 2015 - 2016
    Co-ChairASBMR Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  19. 2015
    MemberNominating Committee, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  20. 2014 - 2015
    MemberProgram Advisory Committee for ASBMR 2015 Annual Meeting, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  21. 2014 - present
    MemberFASEB Research Evaluation Subcommittee, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  22. 2013
    MemberVan Andel Research Institute
  23. 2013 - 2017
    Standing MemberSkeletal Biology Development and Disease Study Section, National Institutes of Health
  24. 2013 - present
    MemberUniversity of California San Francisco
  25. 2013 - 2015
    Councilor - Research & Laboratory Medicine and PathologyOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  26. 2013
    MemberInternational Bone and Mineral Society and the Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research Joint Meeting
  27. 2013
    Co-ChairWork Group to Increase International Member Opportunities for ASBMR Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  28. 2013 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  29. 2012 - 2014
    Board of Directors MemberOrthopaedic Research Society
  30. 2012 - 2016
    ChairAcademic Appointments and Promotions Committee, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  31. 2012 - 2015
    ChairReview Committee for Mentored Career Development Awards, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  32. 2012
    FacultyUnited States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) Young Investigators Initiative
  33. 2011
    MemberRoundtable Discussion on Future of Bone Research, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  34. 2011
    Grant ReviewerBiotechnology and Biological Science Research Council, United Kingdom Research Councils
  35. 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
  36. 2010 - 2017
    MemberResearch Finance Subcommittee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  37. 2010 - 2011
    MemberCelebration of Research Planning Committee, Department of Research Services
  38. 2010 - 2011
    Member of Program CommitteeOrthopaedic Research Society
  39. 2010
    Grant ReviewerAustrian Science Fund
  40. 2010
    Grant ReviewerResearch Grants Council of Hong Kong
  41. 2010
    Grant ReviewerCanadian Foundation for Innovation
  42. 2010 - present
    Co-ChairRegenerative Medicine and Cartilage Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  43. 2010 - present
    Vice ChairDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  44. 2009 - 2011
    ChairAMS Review Committee, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  45. 2009 - 2012
    CouncilAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  46. 2009 - 2010
    MemberAdministrative Committee of the Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  47. 2009 - 2010
    Ad Hoc ChairNational Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  48. 2009 - present
    MemberDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  49. 2008
    Associate MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  50. 2008
    Grant ReviewerNational Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health
  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
    MemberInternational Bone and Mineral Society
  59. 2007
    External Grant Reviewer/ConsultantLouisiana State University
  60. 2007
    Grant ReviewerAssociation for International Cancer Research
  61. 2007 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  62. 2007 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Research Executive Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  63. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  64. 2006 - 2011
    MemberAMS Review Committee, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  65. 2006 - 2007
    Grant ReviewerBiomedical Research Council, A*STAR, Singapore
  66. 2006 - 2007
    ChairDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty Search Committee, University of Minnesota
  67. 2006 - 2007
    MemberDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty Search Committee, University of Minnesota
  68. 2006 - 2007
    Co-ChairDepartment of Pediatric Oncology/Cancer Center Faculty Search Committee, University of Minnesota
  69. 2006
    Grant ReviewerCareer Enhancement Awards, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  70. 2006
    Grant ReviewerIsrael Science Foundation
  71. 2006
    Grant ReviewerAustrian Science Fund
  72. 2006
    ReviewerInstitutional Review Grants, American Cancer Society
  73. 2006
    External Grant ReviewerMJ Murdock Charitable Trust
  74. 2005 - 2008
    MemberWomen in Bone and Mineral Research Committee, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  75. 2005 - 2006
    MemberFaculty Search Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology/Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
  76. 2005 - 2006
    MemberFaculty Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, University of Minnesota
  77. 2005 - 2006
    MemberSteering Committee, Cancer Biology Training Grant, University of Minnesota
  78. 2005
    Grant ReviewerAmerican Heart Association
  79. 2005
    Guest Grant ReviewerAircast Foundation
  80. 2005
    External Grant Reviewer/ConsultantYale University
  81. 2005
    Grant ReviewerConcerted Action Program, Ministry of Education of Flanders
  82. 2005
    ReviewerAHC Faculty Research Development Grants, University of Minnesota
  83. 2004 - 2006
    MemberCommittee on Graduate Studies, MICaB Graduate Program, University of Minnesota
  84. 2004 - 2006
    Ad Hoc ReviewerNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  85. 2004 - 2006
    Grant ReviewerNational Science Foundation
  86. 2004 - 2006
    Grant ReviewerThe Wellcome Trust
  87. 2004
    Grant ReviewerNational Arthritis Foundation
  88. 2004
    External Grant Reviewer/ConsultantLouisiana State University
  89. 2003 - 2007
    Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerNational Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  90. 2003 - 2005
    MemberFaculty Tenure Committee, University of Minnesota
  91. 2003
    MemberAmerican Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  92. 2003
    MemberFederation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  93. 2003
    Grant ReviewerBiotechnology and Biological Science Research Council, United Kingdom Research Councils
  94. 2002 - 2003
    MemberFaculty Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota
  95. 2002
    MemberOrthopaedic Research Society
  96. 2002
    MemberAmerican Society for Cell Biology
  97. 2001 - 2003
    MemberCancer Center Awards Committee, University of Minnesota
  98. 2001
    MemberAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  99.  
    MemberDepartment of Education Administration
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