Mehlmann Lab

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Tracy Uliasz

Tracy Uliasz

Research Associate 1
Phone: 860-679-3476

I am a research associate in the Department of Cell Biology working jointly in the labs of Dr. Laurinda Jaffe and Dr. Lisa Mehlmann. Both labs are interested in the signaling pathways that regulate meiotic cell cycling. In the Mehlmann lab, the work I am involved in is focused on how the signaling pathway of the constitutively active GPR3 receptor regulates cAMP levels which is also involved in the maintenance of meiotic arrest. In the Jaffe lab, I have been involved in the study of the regulation and activity of guanylyl cyclase (NPR2) and its ligand CNP, which function to maintain high levels of cGMP in the ovarian follicle and meiotic arrest of the oocyte. We are investigating how luteinizing hormone regulates this system to cause meiosis to resume.

Past Lab Members

  • Prachi Galiwala (2020-2022) Attending Physician, Center for Advanced Reproductive Services, CT
  • Jessica Young (2020-2022) OB-GYN Resident, Hofstra Northwell University, NY
  • Samantha Hill (2018-2021), OB-GYN Resident, New York University, NY
  • Chantal Bartels (2018-2020), Buffalo Infertility and IVF Associates, Snyder, NY
  • Laura D'Angelo Firmani (Ph.D., 2017-2018), Professor, Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT
  • Katie Lowther (Ph.D., 2007-2013), Center for Mouse Genome Modification, Assistant Director, UConn Health, Farmington, CT
  • Andrea DiLuigi (M.D., Reproductive Endocrinology Fellow), Center for Advanced Reproductive Services, UConn Health, Farmington, CT
  • Venessa Weitzman (M.D., Reproductive Endocrinology Fellow), IVF Florida Reproductive Associates, FL
  • Jessica Mann (M.D., Reproductive Endocrinology Fellow) Reproductive Science Center, NJ

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